Microbiology

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Hepatitis B DNA (Qualitative/ Quantitative)

Clinical material provided to assess the qualitative and quantitative detection of Hepatitis B DNA.

Plasma* – 1.2 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

HBV Qualitative DNA, HBV Quantitative DNA, HBV Viral load

* Dispatched on dry ice

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Hepatitis C Genotyping

Clinical material provided to assess the genotype of Hepatitis C.

Plasma* – 1.2 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

Hepatitis C genotyping

* Dispatched on dry ice

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Hepatitis C RNA (Qualitative/ Quantitative)

Clinical material provided to assess the qualitative and quantitative detection of Hepatitis C RNA.

Plasma* – 1.2 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

HCV Qualitative RNA, HCV Quantitative RNA, HCV Viral load

* Dispatched on dry ice

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Herpes simplex virus

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of HSV types 1 and 2 using molecular assays.

Lyophilised sample – 1 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2

Molecular Infectious Diseases – HIV-1 RNA (Quantitative)

Clinical material provided to assess the quantitative detection of HIV RNA.

Plasma* – 1.2 mL supplied

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

HIV-1 RNA Quantitative, HIV Viral load

* Dispatched on dry ice

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Human Papillomavirus DNA

Clinical material provided to assess the detection and typing of HPV DNA using molecular assays.

Liquid PreservCyt┬« Solution – 2.0 mL supplied; hc2/Cervista – 4.0 mL supplied

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 3 samples per survey

Tests

HPV DNA Hybrid Capture Low Risk Method, HPV DNA Hybrid Capture High Risk Method, HPV DNA Molecular Methods

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Influenza

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection and typing of Influenza using molecular assays.

Inactivated viral culture lysate – 0.5 mL provided

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

Influenza A Matrix, Influenza A H1, Influenza A H1 (pandemic), Influenza A H3, Influenza A H5, Influenza A H7, Influenza A N1 (avian), Influenza A N1 (pandemic), Influenza B

Molecular Infectious Diseases – mecA/nuc genes

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of MRSA (mecA/nuc genes) using molecular assays.

Lyophilised sample – 1 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

MRSA mecA/nuc genes

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Mycobacterium tuberculosis & Mycobacterium avium complex

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis & Mycobacterium avium complex and rifampicin resistance in M. tuberculosis complex using molecular assays.

Lyophilised sample – 1 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium complex

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Neisseria meningitidis

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Neisseria meningitidis using molecular assays.

Lyophilised sample – 1 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

Neisseria meningitidis

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Rapid Diagnostics (Influenza/RSV)

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Influenza and RSV using molecular rapid detection methods.

Inactivated viral culture lysate – 0.5mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys per year / 4 samples per survey

Tests

Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV

Molecular Infectious Diseases – Respiratory Pathogens

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection and identification of Respiratory Pathogens using molecular assays.

Inactivated culture lysate – 0.5 mL supplied.

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys / 6 samples per survey

Tests

Multiplex Assays, Adenovirus, Bordetella sp, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Coronavirus, Enterovirus, human Metapneumovirus, Influenza, Legionella pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Parainfluenza 1-4, Pneumocystis jirovecii, Rhinovirus, RSV