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Japanese Encephalitis serology

Test performed by: LabPLUS Support Services transport this to a 3rd party for testing

The receiving laboratory has stated that the following details must be supplied before any specimen can be sent for this test:

  1. Full requesting Clinician's contact details
  2. Travel history - including dates of travel and countries visited
  3. Clinical history including onset date
  4. Vaccination history - include date of vaccination and whether the patient had a full course of vaccine
  5. Identification of whether you are determining evidence of recent infection or immune status. (Immune status testing involves neutralisation testing and this needs to be discussed with Dr L Hueston before being approved).

Samples are sent once a week to

         Arbovirus and Emerging Diseases Lab
         Virology Dept
         Westmead Hospital - ICPMR
         Results Ph:  (02) 9845-6600
         Linda  Hueston
         Scientist Ph:  (02) 9845-7750   Fax:   (02) 9633-5314
         Email:  linda.hueston@swahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Specimen Collection
SST3.5 mL SST Serum (Preferred)
Plain4 mL Plain Serum
Contact Information

For further information contact the laboratory  (contact via Lablink: 22000 or (09) 307-8995 or 0800 522 7587) ,or:
the Virology team virology@adhb.govt.nz


Last updated at 08:21:48 21/01/2020