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Adenovirus PCR - Corneal Scrape

Alternate test name

Gene name / Alternate gene name


Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 4 days
Specimen type
  • Corneal Scraping
Specimen requirements
  • Corneal scraping in universal transport medium


Storage and transportation
  • All specimens must  be shipped on dry ice.
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
Special requirements


Disease condition
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis (Keratoconjunctivitis epidemica)


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