Name: Simian B Virus Culture
Test Name: Simian B Virus Culture
Health Link Test Code: HCSIMBCX
LIS Test Code: SIMBCX
Methodology: Virus isolation by Cell Culture
Test only available as part of biohazard workup involving macaque monkeys.
Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory
Specimen: See collection instructions.
Collection Container: Refrigerated M4 Transport Medium
Also Acceptable: UTM(Universal Transport Medium)
Special request form necessary. Contact UWHC Test Referral office at (608) 262-6388 to obtain form.
Collect virology swab samples of the wound site or exposed area as applicable. One swab per sample site. The sample should be collected as soon after injury as possible and after the site has been disinfected. Place each swab into separate vials, each containing 1-3 mL of viral transport media. Freeze.
Transport inoculated vials to UWHC Hospital Laboratory on coolant pack.
A report will be provided.
B Virus Exposure Mini-Protocol available from UWHC Test Referral office at (608) 262-6388.