PCR SERVICE CATALOGUE

Blood Culture Identification Panel (BCID)

Gram positive bacteria
Enterococcus
Listeria monocytogenes
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus
Streptococcus agalactiae
Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Gram negative bacteria
Acinetobacter baumannii
Haemophilus meningitis
Neisseria meningitides
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Enterobacteriaceae
Enterobacter cloacae complex
Escherichia coli
Klebsiella oxyloca
Klebsiella pneumonia
Proteus
Serratia marcescens
Yeast
Candida albicans
Candida glabrata
Candida krusei
Candida parapsilosis
Candida tropicalis
Antibiotic Resistance
mecA- methicillin resistance
van A/B- vancomycin resistance
KPC- carbapenem resistance

 

 

Specimen Types
  • Blood from positive blood culture

Turnaround time : Within 4 Working day
*Excluding Public Holidays and Weekends.

Brucellosis detection
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood
  • CSF (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 7 Working day

Central Nervous System panel 17 (CNS17)

Detection of :-
HSV 1 , HSV 2
VZV CMV EBV
Enterovirus Adenovirus Parechovirus
Human Herpes virus 6
Human Herpes virus 7
Parvovirus (B19)
Neisseria meningitidis
Streptococcus pneumonia
Haemophilus influenzae
Streptococcus agalactiae
(Group B Streptococcus/ GBS)
Listeria monocytogenes
Escherichia coli

Specimen Types
    • CSF in plain sterile tube
    • EDTA Blood

Note: CNS investigation of Infectious Disease should ideally consist of CSF, respiratory secretions & blood which should be collected very early or same time as CSF. If testing samples other than CSF becomes necessary the Pathologist will inform the clinician and after discussion & agreement only respiratory & blood will be tested.

Turnaround time : Within 1-3 Working day

Dengue virus genome detection
Specimen Types
  • Serum/Plasma
  • EDTA blood
  • CSF ( in sterile container)
  • Tissue Biopsy ( in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Dengue virus detection and Chikungunya virus detection (2in1)
Specimen Types
  • EDTA blood

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working day

Genital Ulcer STI panel

HSV-1, HSV-2
Haemophilus ducreyi
Treponema pallidum
Lymphogranuloma venereum
Cytomegalovirus
Varicella Zoster Virus

Specimen Types
  • Urethral swab (in UTM)
  • Vaginal swab (in UTM)
  • Cervical swab (in UTM)
  • Early morning first void urine (in sterile container)
  • Liquid based cytology specimen (e.g. ThinPrep and SurePath)

Turnaround time : Within 5 Working days

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Full Assay (GPP)

Bacteria
Vibrio vulnificus
Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Vibrio cholerae
Campylobacter spp. (C. jejuni, C. upsaliensis, C. coli)
Salmonella spp.
Yersinia enterocolitica
Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)
Clostridium difficile (tcdA/tcdB)
Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli (STEC)
Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC)
serotype O157:H7
Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)/ Shigella
Plesiomonas shigelloides

Viruses
Human Adenovirus F40/f41
Norovirus GI
Norovirus GII
Rotavirus
Astrovirus
Sapovirus GI, GII, GIV, GV

Parasites
Cryptosporidium spp.
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia lamblia

Specimen Types
  • Stool sample in a sterile container

Turnaround time : Within 4 Working day

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Assay Bacteria II Panel (BA2)

E.coli O157
Clostridium difficile hypervirulent
Enteroaggregative E.coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC)
Enterohemorrhagic E.coli (EHEC)

Specimen Types
  • Stool sample in a sterile container

Turnaround time : Within 4 Working day

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Assay – Parasite Panel (Parasite)

Cryptosporidium spp.
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia lamblia
Blastocystis hominis
Dientamoeba fragilis

Specimen Types
  • Stool sample in a sterile container

Turnaround time : Within 4 Working day

Human Papillomavirus 36 Genotypes (HPV) Flyers

Human Papillomavirus (36 Genotypes)

High Risk- HPV
16,18,26,31,33,35,39,45,51,52,53,56,58,59,66, 68, 73 and 82.

Low Risk- HPV
6,11,40,42,43,44,54,55,61,62,67,69,70,71,72,81,84 and 89.

Specimen Types
In Male
  • Dry swab
  • Skin biopsy

 In Female

  • Dry swab
  • Paraffin embedded sections
  • Liquid Based Cytology
    • Thinprep
    • Surepath
    • Novaprep
    • Cellprep

Turnaround time : Within 2 Working day

Human Papillomavirus 36 Genotypes (HPV) + Pap Smear Combo Test

Human Papillomavirus (36 Genotypes)

High Risk- HPV
16,18,26,31,33,35,39,45,51,52,53,56,58,59,66, 68, 73 and 82.

Low Risk- HPV
6,11,40,42,43,44,54,55,61,62,67,69,70,71,72,81,84 and 89.

Specimen Types
 In Female
  • Dry swab for HPV DNA
  • For Pap Smear
  • Liquid Based Cytology
    • Surepath

Turnaround time : Within 5 Working days

Hepatitis B virus detection and quantitation
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood/ Plasma

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

HIV detection and viral load
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood

Turnaround time : Within 7-14 Working days

Leptospirosis detection
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood/ Plasma
  • Early morning first void urine (in Sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB PCR)
(Pulmonary infection)
Specimen Types
  • Sputum/induced sputum (in sterile container)
  • Blood in heparin tube
  • Broncho-alveolar Lavage (BAL) (in sterile container)
  • Tracheal wash (in sterile container)
  • Pleural fluid (in sterile container)
  • Peritoneal fluid
  • Pus from abscess
  • Synovial fluid (from joint)
  • Tissue biopsy (in sterile container)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (in sterile container)
  • Bone marrow (in sterile container)
  • Lymph node aspirate
  • Early morning first void urine (in sterile container)
  • Eye vitreous fluid
  • Gastric Aspirate

Turnaround time : Within 7 Working days

Melioidosis
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Pap Smear
Specimen Types
  • Surepath

Turnaround time : Within 5 Working days

Respiratory Viruses 16

(Adenovirus Influenza A & B virus
Parainfluenza virus 1, 2, 3,4
Rhinovirus A/B/C
Respiratory Syncytial virus A,B
Bocavirus 1/2/3/4
Metapneumovirus
Coronavirus 229E, NL63 ,OC43
Enterovirus)

Specimen Types
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate
  • Nasopharyngeal swab (in UTM)
  • Coughed up – Sputum (from adults) (in sterile container)
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid (in sterile container)
  • Tracheal aspirate (in sterile container)
  • Respiratory Tissue Biopsy (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 1 Working day

Respiratory Panel 33 Flyers

Human Coronavirus (NL63,OC43,229E,HKU1)
Parainfluenza virus (1,2,3,4)
Rhinovirus
Influenza Virus (A,B,C,H1N1)
Influenza A Subtype H1N1 (2009 H1N1)
Metapneumovirus ( A,B)
Adenovirus
Bocavirus
Enterovirus
Respiratory Syncytial virus (A&B)
Human Parechovirus
Streptococcus pneumonia
Staphylococcus aureus
Haemophilus influenza (A-F & B)
Salmonella sp.
Pneumocystis jirovecii (PCP)
Moraxella catarrhalis
Mycoplasma
pneumonia
Bordetella spp.
Chlamydophila pneumonia
Legionella spp.
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Specimen Types
  • Sputum
  • Throat Swab (in UTM)
  • Nasal swab in UTM
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Tracheal aspirate

Turnaround time : Within 1 Working day

Toxoplasma gondii detection
Specimen Types
  • Eye vitreous fluid
  • Amniotic fluid (in sterile container)
  • CSF (in sterile container)
  • Tissue Biopsy (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Covid-19
Specimen Types
  • Nasopharyngeal swab in UTM (preferred)
  • Oropharyngeal swab in UTM

Turnaround time: Within 24-48 hours

Eye Panel
Specimen Types
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Detection & Quantitation
  • Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)
  • Detection & Quantitation
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Detection, Typing & Quantitation

Turnaround time: Within 3 days

BK & JC detection and quantitation
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood
  • Serum
  • CSF (in sterile container)
  • Urine (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Bordetella pertussis detection
Specimen Types
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate (in sterile container)
  • Broncho-alveolar aspirate/lavage fluid (in sterile container)
  • Sputum (in sterile container)
  • Nasopharyngeal swab (in UTM)

Turnaround time : Within 10 Working days

Cytomegalovirus detection and quantitation
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood
  • Urine
  • Eye vitreous fluid
  • Tissue biopsy
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL)
  • CSF
  • Saliva
  • Semen
  • Swab

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Combo Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika Assay
Specimen Types
  • EDTA blood
  • Urine

Turnaround time : Within 4 Working days

Dengue virus genome detection and typing
Specimen Types
  • Serum/Plasma
  • EDTA blood
  • CSF ( in sterile container)
  • Tissue Biopsy ( in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) detection and quantitation
Specimen Types
  • Plasma
  • Whole Blood
  • CSF
  • BAL

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (RPGPP)

Bacteria
Campylobacter (jejuni, coli, & upsaliensis)
Clostridium difficile (Toxin A/B)
Plesiomonas shigelloides
Salmonella
Yersinia enterocolitica
Vibrio (parahaemolyticus &
vulnificus)
Vibrio cholerae
Diarrheagenic E.coli/Shigella
E.coli O157
Enteroaggregative E.coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC)
lt/st
Shiga-like toxin producing E.coli
(STEC) stx1/stx2
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E.coli
(EIEC)
Viruses
Adenovirus F 40/41
Astrovirus
Norovirus G1/GII
Rotavirus A
Sapovirus (I, II, IV and V)
Parasites
Cryptosporidium
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia lamblia

Specimen Types
  • Stool sample in a sterile container

Turnaround time : Within 2 Working days

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Bacterial Panel (BA)

Campylobacter spp
Clostridium difficile Toxin B
Salmonella spp.
Yersinia enterocolitica
Vibrio spp.
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E.coli (EIEC)
Aeromonas spp.

Specimen Types
  • Stool sample in a sterile container

Turnaround time : Within 4 Working days

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Assay – Virus Panel (Virus)
Adenovirus Astrovirus Norovirus GI/GII Rotavirus Sapovirus
Specimen Types
  • Stool sample in a sterile container
Turnaround time : Within 4 Working day
H7N9
Specimen Types
  • Nasopharyngeal swabs (in UTM)
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate  (in sterile container)
  • Tracheal aspirate (in sterile container)
  • Broncho-alveolar aspirate/lavage fluid (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 24 hours

Herpes Simplex Virus detection, typing and quantitation
Specimen Types
  • Vesicle fluid
  • Vesicle swab from oral/skin/genital lesions (in UTM)
  • Throat swab in babies (in UTM)
  • HVS in UTM
  • Corneal swab (in UTM)
  • Corneal Scraping
  • Eye Vitreous fluid
  • Amniotic fluid
  • CSF (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Hepatitis C virus detection and quantitation
Specimen Types
  • EDTA Blood/ Plasma

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Influenza A, B & RSV Panel

Influenza A
Influenza B
RSV A
RSV B
Subtype of Influenza ( H1, H3, H1 2009 pdm)

Specimen Types
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate
  • Nasopharyngeal swab (in UTM)
  • Nasal swab (in UTM)
  • Throat swab (in UTM)
  • Tracheo-bronchial aspirate (in sterile container)
  • Tissue biopsy (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 1 Working day

MERS-CoV Flyers
Specimen Types
Patients/contacts:
  • Nasopharyngeal swabs (in UTM)
  • Combined nose/throat swab (in UTM)
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate (in sterile container)
  • Tracheal aspirate (in sterile container)
  • Broncho-alveolar aspirate/lavage fluid (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 24 hours

MRSA
Specimen Types
  • Dry swab from Nasal/groin/axilla( in UTM)
  • Pus swab
  • Whole Blood

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Meningitis/ Encephalitis Panel

Bacteria
Escherichia coli K1
Haemophilus influenza
Listeria monocytogenes
Neisseria meningitides
Streptococcus agalactiae
Streptococcus pneumonia
Viruses
Cytomegalovirus
Enterovirus
HSV-1
HSV-2
Human herpesvirus 6
Human parechovirus
Varicella zoster virus
Yeast
Cryptococcus neofonnans/gattii

Specimen Types
  • CSF in plain sterile tube

Turnaround time : Within 24 hours

Respiratory Bacterial Panel 7

(Mycoplasma pneumonia
Chlamydia pneumonia
Legionella pneumophila
Bordetella pertussis
Bordetella parapertussis
Haemophilus influenza
Streptococcus pneumoniae)

Specimen Types
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate (in sterile container)
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage(BAL) fluid (in sterile container)
  • Nasopharyngeal swabs (in UTM)

Turnaround time : Within 3 days

Respiratory Panel 26

Influenza A virus ( Flu A)
Influenza B virus ( Flu B)
Respiratory syncytial virus A (RSV A)
Respiratory syncytial virus B (RSV B)
Flu A-H1
Flu A-H1pdm09
Flu A-H3
Adenovirus
Enterovirus
Parainfluenza virus 1,2,3,4
Metapneumovirus
Bocavirus
Rhinovirus
Coronavirus NL63,229E,OC43
Mycoplasma pneumonia
Chlamydophila pneumonia
Legionella pneumophila
Streptococcus pneumonia
Bordetella pertussis
Bordetella parapertussis

Specimen Types
  • Nasopharyngeal swab (in UTM)
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 2 Working days

Sexually Transmitted Infection 7 (STI 7)

Chlamydia trachomatis
Neisseria gonorrhoea
Trichomonas vaginalis
Mycoplasma genitalium
Mycoplasma hominis
Ureaplasma urealyticum
Ureaplasma parvum

Specimen Types
In Male
  • Urethral swab in UTM Early morning first void urine (in sterile container)
  • Lymph node aspirate (in sterile container)

In Female

  • Urethral swab ( in UTM)
  • Endocervical swab ( in UTM)
  • High vaginal swab ( in UTM)
  • Pelvic peritoneal fluid at Laparoscope (for infertility, PID cases)
  • Early morning first void urine (in sterile container)

In both Gender

  • Pharyngeal swab in UTM

Turnaround time : Within 5 Working days

Sexually Transmitted Infection 9 (STI 9)

Chlamydia trachomatis
Neisseria gonorrhoea
Trichomonas vaginalis
Mycoplasma genitalium
Mycoplasma hominis
Ureaplasma urealyticum
Ureaplasma parvum
HSV-1, HSV-2

Specimen Types
In Male
  • Urethral swab in UTM Early morning first void urine (in sterile container)
  • Lymph node aspirate (in sterile container)

In Female

  • Urethral swab ( in UTM)
  • Endocervical swab ( in UTM)
  • High vaginal swab ( in UTM)
  • Pelvic peritoneal fluid at Laparoscope (for infertility, PID cases)
  • Early morning first void urine (in sterile container)

In both Gender

  • Pharyngeal swab in UTM

Turnaround time : Within 5 Working days

Tropical Fever Panel Flyers

Leptospirosis
(Leptospira spp.)
Meliodosis (Burkholdheria pseudomallei)
Typhoid (Salmonella spp.)
Malaria (Plasmodium spp.)

Specimen Types
EDTA Blood

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Varicella Zoster Virus detection and quantitation (VZV)
Specimen Types
  • Skin Scraping/scab
  • Vesicle fluid (in sterile container)
  • Vesicle swab
  • Amniotic fluid (in sterile container)
  • Eye Vitreous fluid
  • EDTA blood
  • Whole Blood
  • CSF

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days

Zika Virus Genome Detection Flyers

Zika Virus genome detection

Specimen Types
  • Serum
  • Blood in plain tube or gel tube
  • Early morning first void urine (in sterile container)

Turnaround time : Within 3 Working days