Travel Associated Infections



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Sample requirements


4ml of blood taken into an EDTA tube




8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube


Stool or urine samples may also be required

 4 mL EDTA tube


8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details, including symptoms and date of onset
  • A detailed travel history is essential including district and country visited and travel dates
  • History of pre-travel vaccination and prophylaxis


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to the National Reference Laboratory

Up to 14 days

Page last reviewed: 26/08/2015