Real-time PCR and sequencing for species identification and (sub)genotyping.
At least 10 grams of fresh unfixed stool in a clean recipient are required.
The serum can be sent at room temperature, but transport duration should be kept as short as possible (avoid transport over weekends or holidays).
Confirmation of positive results of Ag (rapid) tests are done in the first instance by classical methods (microscopic detection/ELISA).
Always mention your own results and the test used on the request form.
The form necessary to send samples is available on the Sciensano website.
Once per week
Depends on the total number of requested analyses. Samples are analysed in batch. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020