Encephalitis serology screen

Microbiology

Notes

 

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

  • 10 - 14 days
  • Enterovirus IgM sent to a National Reference Centre
  • Page last reviewed: 14/11/2013