Respiratory Viral Testing Algorithm and Enhanced Surveillance – Update
Effective November 7, 2016, Public Health Ontario will be updating its respiratory viral testing algorithm to provide the highest quality testing, multiplex respiratory viral PCR (MRVP), for all patients being tested. Please see the Labstract for more details, including important changes to testing of ambulatory patients.
The PHO Laboratory-Based Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance Report summarizes patients’ specimens tested at the Public Health Ontario Laboratories (PHOL) for influenza and other respiratory pathogens.View Laboratory-Based Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance Report.
For a more comprehensive report, combining PHOL data and other sources of respiratory virus testing data, please refer to the Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin.
The Toronto laboratory has relocated and is fully operational at 661 University Avenue.