Viral Rash Screen


Viral Rash Screen

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



Parechovirus reported at discretion of Duty Virologist. If B19 (Parvovirus) infection is suspected, contact Duty Virologist to discuss serology.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

72 hrs. at 2°C to 8°C

Sample type

Green top VTM swab of throat, lesion or vesicle fluid, Faeces (blue top or other sterile container)

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

3 days

If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site