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Test Catalog

Test ID: VRID2    
Culture Referred for Identification, Virus

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Results of viral cultures are reported from presence of typical cytopathic effect, and/or confirmation by immunofluorescence with specific antisera, or rapid PCR, depending on the specific virus.(Smith TF: Antibody-enhanced detection of viruses in cell cultures. In Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology. Fifth edition. Edited by NR Rose, EC de Macario, JD Folds, et al: Washington, DC, ASM Press, 1997, pp 618-624)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

14 to (Positives are reported when detected) 15 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Until reported

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester