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Measles IgM (Virology)

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): 6mL clotted blood tube

Specimen type: Venous Blood

Collection: 6mL blood tube

Specimen transport: Ambient temperature via porter, courier, Royal Mail or DX compliant with IATA packing instruction 650

Minimum volume of sample: 2ml Venous Blood

Special precautions: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.

Laboratory information

Turn round time for provisional result (calendar days): 3 days

Turn round time to final result (calendar days): 4 days

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results: Haemolysis

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Collection container (including preservatives)

6mLclotted blood tube

Specimen Type

Venous Blood

 

Collection

6mL blood tube

Specimen transport

Ambient temperature via porter, courier, Royal Mail or DX compliant with IATA packing instruction 650

Minimum volume of sample

2ml Venous Blood

Special precautions

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.

Laboratory Information

Turn round time for Provisional result (calendar days)

3 days

Turn round time to Final result (calendar days)

4 days

Clinical Information

Clinical decision points

Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results

Haemolysis