Respiratory virus, pertussis and M. pneumoniae PCR detection – new FloqSwab Kit collection instructions

Universal Transport Media (UTM) and Flocked Swab Kit information, Pathology North June 2017 : document includes detailed collection instructions.

NB. The swab set includes a narrow flocked swab that is designed for nasopharyngeal sampling (e.g. optimal for pertussis PCR) .  Nose and throat samples or nasopharyngeal and throat samples are suitable for diagnosis of paediatric viral infection and preclude the need to take a nasopharyngeal aspirate.

NB. For HNELHD Influenza-like illness management advice, see this location.

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