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25452 Ebola Virus Disease, PCR

Ebola Virus Disease, PCR
Test Code: MISC
Test Components
‚ÄčEbola PCR
Useful For
ATTENTION:  Do NOT send samples for diagnostic or routine testing to Marshfield Labs; Marshfield Labs is NOT performing Ebola virus testing.  If a suspected Ebola patient would present at your facility, a representative from your facility should first contact your state's Division of Public Health (DPH).  The DPH together with CDC would give you a direction on where and how to send samples for testing.
Specimen Requirements
The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene provides the following directives on their web site www.slh.wisc.edu (Search:  Ebola Virus Information for Lab Professionals)
Collection Processing Instructions

Ebola Virus:  Interim Guidance for Specimen Testing

Inquiries regarding suspect Ebola virus cases should be directed to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health at 608-267-9003 during office hours (M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and 608-258-0099 after hours and weekends.

The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) can perform the RT-PCR test for Ebola virus.  This is the same test being performed by more than 40 state and local public health laboratories and the CDC.

Testing for Ebola virus infection MUST be approved by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.  Please contact 608-267-9003 during office hours (M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and 608-258-0099 after hours and weekends.

DPH will work with healthcare facilities to have specimens delivered to WSLH.

Specimens must be packaged for transport as a Suspect Category A Infectious Substance.  Each facility should have staff trained and certified in packaging these agents.  Details can be found at www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/packaging-diagram.html

Test Components
‚ÄčEbola PCR
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
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Specimen Requirements
The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene provides the following directives on their web site www.slh.wisc.edu (Search:  Ebola Virus Information for Lab Professionals)
Collection Processing

Ebola Virus:  Interim Guidance for Specimen Testing

Inquiries regarding suspect Ebola virus cases should be directed to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health at 608-267-9003 during office hours (M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and 608-258-0099 after hours and weekends.

The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) can perform the RT-PCR test for Ebola virus.  This is the same test being performed by more than 40 state and local public health laboratories and the CDC.

Testing for Ebola virus infection MUST be approved by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.  Please contact 608-267-9003 during office hours (M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and 608-258-0099 after hours and weekends.

DPH will work with healthcare facilities to have specimens delivered to WSLH.

Specimens must be packaged for transport as a Suspect Category A Infectious Substance.  Each facility should have staff trained and certified in packaging these agents.  Details can be found at www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/packaging-diagram.html

Useful For
ATTENTION:  Do NOT send samples for diagnostic or routine testing to Marshfield Labs; Marshfield Labs is NOT performing Ebola virus testing.  If a suspected Ebola patient would present at your facility, a representative from your facility should first contact your state's Division of Public Health (DPH).  The DPH together with CDC would give you a direction on where and how to send samples for testing.
Test Components
‚ÄčEbola PCR
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