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.


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