isolation, detection, virus

lamb L.A.M.Buisman at
Fri Nov 3 15:57:38 EST 2000

"H.J. Kuiken" wrote:

> We want to define the general microbiological condition of a dry surface.
> We're seeking for a way to isolate an detect viruses. We were thinking of a
> swab methode to isolate the viruses but we've no idea how to detect te
> isolated viruses. When I talk about viruses I mean Rotaviruses in general.
> A web-address or an e-mail which has any information about isolation and
> detection methods is very welcome.

Recently there has been several outbreaks of one specific Rota-type in the
hospital I work in. Environmental samples have been tested by PCR. I am not
sure how the samples were taken, I think swabs in viral transport medium.
The testing was done by the RIVM. I'd say phone them. I'm not sure which
department you need, but if you start with LIS they might be able to refer you
to the right person.


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