The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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Keywords: Hendra antibody, Equine morbillivirus antibody
10 mL blood in a plain tube; acute and convalescent (2-3 weeks after the onset of the illness) specimens.
Confirmation of a diagnosis of Hendra virus infection in patients with an appropriate history of exposure and clinical illness.
Testing is only indicated for patients critically ill with an acute respiratory illness or encephalitis (who have been previously healthy and in whom preliminary testing for more usual pathogens has failed to reveal the cause of the illness - particularly if they have had close contact with horses) and patients with fever and acute respiratory illness following contact with horses which are sick.
A change from negative to positive confirms the diagnosis of infection with Hendra virus (previously known as equine morbillivirus).
O’Sullivan JD et al. Lancet 1997; 349: 93-95.
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