WNV molecular panel

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Details

Pathogen:
West Nile virus (WNV)
Laboratory:
Viral Zoonoses
Phone:
(204) 789-6097 or (204) 789-2106
Fax:
(204) 789-2082
Email:
Frequency:
Annual
Description:

The WNV molecular panel consists of 10 plasma samples for nucleic acid testing and is distributed annually in May.

Scope:

An external quality assurance panel for the molecular detection of West Nile Virus nucleic acid by RT-PCR.

Fees:

None

Eligibility criteria for participation:

Must be a Canadian public reference laboratory. Other laboratories/institutions will be considered individually.

Confidentiality arrangements:

Participants are assigned alphanumeric codes which anonymizes their identity. Participant’s contact information and results are not shared among the group.

How to apply:

Please contact the Viral Zoonoses Laboratory