Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

Testing Indications

For current VHF testing see Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs) – Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines 

Suspected cases of Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) require activation of the Canadian Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Contingency Plan.

Before collecting samples, you must contact both your local Medical Officer of Health and the PHO laboratory Customer Service Centre at 416-235-6556 or toll free at 1-877-604-4567 to speak to a microbiologist.

Preparation Prior to Transport

To be provided upon activation of the Canadian Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Contingency Plan.

Special Instructions

To be provided upon activation of the Canadian Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Contingency Plan.

Test Frequency and Turnaround Time (TAT)

To be provided upon activation of the Canadian Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Contingency Plan.

Reporting

To be provided upon activation of the Canadian Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Contingency Plan.

Test Methods

After PHO laboratory microbiologist approval, samples will be sent to NML for testing.

contact lab

Contact Laboratory Customer Service

Laboratory Services

customerservicecentre@oahpp.ca

Updated 4 Jan 2019