Avian influenza A PCR Molecular Assay

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Sample type: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums

Test name: Avian influenza A PCR Molecular Assay a.k.a. Avian influenza A H5N1, H7N9

Condition / Indication: Possible Avian Influenza

Special precautions & notes: Please include in clinical details if the patient is immunocopromised.

If Avian flu is suspected please contact the Duty virologist prior to sending the sample

Sample required: LRTI sample e.g. BAL, Sputum

Test information required: Patient name, sex and age, Laboratory number
Appropriate hazard warnings

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Ideal volume (mL): 500µL

Discipline: Virology

Section: Molecular

Turnaround time: 2 days


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