Lymphadenopathy - diagnostic virology

 

Samples Test Pathogens covered Comment

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube).

Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

CMV IgM*

EBV VCA IgM**

Toxoplasma IgG***

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

Toxoplasma

*The laboratory will add CMV IgG and avidity (if CMV IgG is positive) if CMV IgM is positive/ equivocal for full interpretation of results.

**The laboratory will add EBV EBNA IgG if EBV VCA IgM is positive/ equivocal for full interpretation of results.

***The laboratory will add toxoplasma IgM and send to the Toxoplasma Reference Lab if the IgG is positive/ equivocal.

Turnaround time

see virology and microbiological serology turnaround times

Enquiries

Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627