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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Adenovirus qualitative PCR

Test Name

Adenovirus qualitative PCR

Gene Name


Test Code



Molecular Microbiology - Viral


Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Within 4 days


  • Pneumonia
  • Cystitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Encephalitis
  • Disseminated infection in and monitoring of transplant patients

Specimen Type

  • CSF
  • Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Tissue or biopsy
  • Lower respiratory specimens
  • Eye swabs

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • CSF 300 ul per 1 test, for multiple tests please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted. >1 mL recommended for multiple tests.
  • Nasopharyngeal  swab in universal transport medium
  • Sterile screw top container for tissues, biopsies, respiratory specimens
  • Eye swab in universal transport medium


  • All specimens must  be shipped on dry ice.
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs

Special Requirements

* Not Health Canada approved

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212