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Adenovirus PCR - BAL (Broncho-Alveolar Lavage)

Alternate test name

Gene name / Alternate gene name


Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 4 days
Specimen type
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Nasopharyngeal swab


Specimen requirements
  • Sterile screw top container for BAL specimens
  • Nasopharyngeal  swab in universal transport medium


Storage and transportation
  • 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


Disease condition
  • Pneumonia
  • Disseminated infection in and monitoring of transplant patients
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