Clinical Virology Laboratory -
Appropriate Specimens for Virus Culture

(only for those required in tests done by our laboratory)

Specimen Key:
BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage;    BLD: blood;  BX: biopsy;  CSF: cerebrospinal fluid;  GENSWB: genital swab;  PERICD: pericardial fluid;  THRT: throat swab;  THRW: throat wash;  URN: urine;  VESICL: vesicle/cyst aspirate or fluid; vesicle scraping;  NW: nasal wash;  NP: nasopharyngeal swab