Adenovirus

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Description

Adenoviruses (AdV) are a diverse group of non-enveloped DNA viruses with seven species (A to G).1 Adenovirus species B, C, and E primarily cause acute respiratory disease while species A, D, F and G can cause a variety of illnesses, including cystitis, gastroenteritis, and conjunctivitis.2 All adenovirus types have been associated with human disease3 and may be found in respiratory specimens. Outbreaks often occur in institutional settings such as military training, long-term care facilities, and pediatric tertiary-care hospitals, due to high rates of transmission in closed populations.4–6 Adenoviruses are shed for long periods of time and persist on surfaces in an infective state.

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Adenovirus
900

AdV

Nasopharyngeal Swab (NPS)
Refrigerated

collected according to standard technique and immediately placed in 1-3 mL of transport media

Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 30 days

Address

1 – 24 hours from recept at lab