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Detection of MERS-CoV, generic sample

Fee code: 21201

Components: The study includes the determination of Viruses (coronavirus HKU1, coronavirus NL63, coronavirus 229E, coronavirus OC43; human metapneumovirus, rinovirus, enterovirus, influenza A, Influenza A/H1, influenza A/H3, influenza A/H1-2009, influenza B, parainfluenza 1-4, virus resopuratorio sincitial,). Bacteria(Bordetella perttussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae)

Aliases: PCR for detection of MERS-coronavirus

Method description


Delivery time

3 hours

Note to delivery time



Specimen type

Nasopharyngeal smear, sputum, bronchial aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage

Specimen volume

1 mL

Specimen minimum volume

1 mL

Collection instructions


Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature

Rejection criteria

Insufficient sample volume, Uncapped tube, Non-sterile sample container, Inadequate means of transportation


Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Detection of MERS-CoV Negative      

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