VZV Genotyping

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Details

Pathogen:
Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV)
Laboratory:
Viral Exanthemata & STDs - Viral STI, Polyoma and Herpsesviruses Unit
Phone:
(204) 789-6024
Fax:
(204) 318-2222
Email:
Frequency:
On request of the client laboratories.
Description:

Composition of the panel may vary, but will include samples positive for vaccine and wildtype strains of VZV as well as negative samples.

Scope:

For proficiency and validation of VZV vaccine genotyping methods. The participants are asked to follow their testing algorithm to identify wildtype versus vaccine VZV genotypes present in the specimens.

Fees:

There is no cost to the participants.

Eligibility criteria for participation:

For public health laboratories or hospital diagnostic laboratories.

Confidentiality arrangements:

On request

How to apply:

Submit your request/inquiry to: phac.nml.vestd-lnm.evmts.aspc@canada.ca