Hantavirus antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • This infection is rare in the United Kingdom
  • The test is only performed after discussion with a Consultant Microbiologist

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

  • Discuss with a Consultant Microbiologist
  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset
  • Travel history (itinerary and dates)

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a National Reference Centre

10 - 14 days


Page last reviewed: 18/11/2013