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Leishmania PCR

Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:Misc. Microbiology Sendaway
Specimen Types:Bone Marrow
Tissue
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

Department Head authorisation required.

For visceral leishmaniasis - collect bone marrow sample in plain or EDTA tube.

For cutaneous leishmaniasis - collect skin biopsy, fresh without any preservative (eg NO formalin).

 

 

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:By Arrangement
External Laboratory:SYDPATH