Apr 6, 2015




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Simian B Virus Culture

Simian B Virus Culture (HCSIMBCX) Ref Lab- Miscellaneous Lab Test

Name: Simian B Virus Culture

Test Name: Simian B Virus Culture

Health Link Test Code: HCSIMBCX


Methodology: Virus isolation by Cell Culture

Clinical Information:

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)

Collection Instructions:

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.

Stability Refridgerated:

1 week

Stability Frozen:


Specimen Transport:

Transport inoculated vials to UWHC Hospital Laboratory on coolant pack.


A report will be provided.

Additional Information:

B Virus Exposure Mini-Protocol available from UWHC Test Referral office at (608) 262-6388.