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Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

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Description:

Samples for Viral haemorrhagic fever, including:

- Ebola
- Marbug
- Lassa fever
- Crimean-congo haemorrhagic fever
- Yellow fever

Vessels and Containers:

Please discuss with consultant microbiologist

Sample Requirements:

Please discuss with Consultant Microbiologist

How result is reported:

Result will be phoned by Consultant Microbiologist

Important Information:

Ensure discussion has taken place with Consultant Microbiologist BEFORE samples are sent to the laboratory.

Please ensure samples are adequately labelled as high risk.

DO NOT send samples through pneumatic tube system - deliver to the laboratory in person in a sealed bag within a suitably sealed container.

Reference Lab Description:

Special Pathogens Reference Unit (Porton Down)