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Adenovirus PCR - Fluid-Pleural

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
  • Pleural fluid
Specimen requirements
  • 500 uL minimum to be submitted in a sterile screw top container
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
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