Test Directory

SARS - CoV PCR

Containers - Adult

Molecular Sample Solution (inactivating) (MSS) - Red topped Tube
Molecular Sample Solution (inactivating) (MSS)
Volume Range

Nose and throat swab

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Swab in Remel Microtest Viral Transport Medium (VTM)
Volume Range

Nose and throat swab

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20ml Sterile Universal Container
Volume Range

Bronchoalveolar Lavage taken into a Sterile Universal Container

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20ml Sterile Universal Container
Volume Range

Induced sputum taken into a Sterile Universal Container

Containers - Child

Molecular Sample Solution (inactivating) (MSS) - Red topped Tube
Molecular Sample Solution (inactivating) (MSS)
Volume Range

Nose and throat swab

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Swab in Remel Microtest Viral Transport Medium (VTM)
Volume Range

Nose and throat swab

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20ml Sterile Universal Container
Volume Range

Broncholalveolar Lavage taken into a Sterile Universal Container

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15ml Conical Centrifuge Tube
Volume Range

Nasosopharyngeal Secretions taken into a sterile Conical Centrifuge Tube

Laboratory Site

East Region Hub
Lauriston Buildings
Lauriston Place
EH3 9EN
Telephone: 0131 536 3484
RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000

Transport arrangements

Inter-site van shuttle service, GP van service, External hospital van service, Couriers, Hospital porter collection (refer to collection times posted in wards / departments),

DO NOT USE the Hospital Pneumatic Tube System (PTS)