Ebola Virus (Sudan)

TEST NAME Ebola Virus (Sudan) 
DISEASE/DISORDER Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
METHODOLOGY LRN-B Ebola Warrior Panel/ FilmArray Biofire
  • Requested through consultation with epidemiology only.
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4263 Clinical Select Agent Rule-Out Submission Requisition

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation

  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Acceptable Specimen Sources/Type(s) for Submission:

-  Whole blood: Collect 2 EDTA (purple top) plastic blood collection tubes. 

-  Minimum volume per tube: 4mL for adult and 1mL per child

Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4263 Clinical Select Agent Rule-Out Submission Requisition.
Specimen Processing
  • Contact Bioterrorism laboratory before submission
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Contact Bioterrorism laboratory before submission
Specimen Transport
  • CATEGORY A infectious substance -  All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180). 
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Contact Bioterrorism laboratory before submission
Testing Location
  • Nashville

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