Guidance

Avian influenza A(H7) and influenza A(H5): referral of samples

Guidance on the transfer of presumptive positive specimens of A(H7) and A(H5) from humans to the National Reference Laboratory.

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Referral of presumptive positive avian influenza A(H7) and A(H5) human samples to the National Reference Laboratory

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This document provides advice for laboratory professionals on:

  • actions prior to initial primary testing for suspected human cases of avian influenza
  • indications for transfer of clinical specimens for confirmation of primary test results and how this should be arranged
Published 30 December 2016