Viral haemorrhagic fever: sample testing advice

Guidance from PHE Microbiology Services on arranging samples to test for viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF).


PHE microbiology services VHF sample testing advice

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This document from Public Health England (PHE) Microbiology Services explains:

  • the appropriate pathway for testing for viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF)
  • samples to be taken
  • results turnaround time
  • other tests that may be conducted to look for alternative causes of illness
Published 15 August 2014
Last updated 10 March 2016 + show all updates
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