Leukaemia serology screen


Description

Following any leukaemia diagnosis, patients receive a leukaemia serology screen, to determine their immune status to five viruses (HSV, measles, VZV, EBV and CMV). A combination of automated ELFA s and manual EIAs is used. Knowledge of the immune status to each of these viruses indicates the potential for primary infection, re-infection or reactivation when immunosuppressed.

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Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test. Download the referral form >


Additional information

Individual tests from the screen can also be requested, as appropriate


Sending address

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH DX number: DX6640203 DX Exchange: Bloomsbury 91WC

Laboratory service

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control


Sample requirements

Serum (5ml in clotted blood tube)


Reference range

Not applicable


Turnaround time

Automated results within 24 hours, manual results within 7 days


Disease / group

Viral infection, viral immunity


Cost

Upon request


Call in advance?

Not required


Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control

Our laboratory performs a wide range of routine and specialist investigations in Bacteriology, Virology and PCR.

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