WHAT IS VIRAL CULTURE TEST?

WHAT IS VIRAL CULTURE TEST?

Viruses are the tiniest known infectious agents and are composed of a single type of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA) surrounded by an envelope of protein (proteinaceous coat). Viruses are parasites in that they reproduce with the aid of the enzymes of their living host. Thus they will not grow on artificial (nonliving) media. Viruses must be inoculated onto special viral culture media consisting of growing cells. The availability of viral culture methodology allows the rapid diagnosis and treatment of viral illnesses, as well as pattern tracking for outbreaks of viral illnesses. 

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About Genomic Medicine UK

Genomic Medicine UK is the home of comprehensive genomic testing in London. Our consultant medical doctors work tirelessly to provide the highest standards of medical laboratory testing for personalised medical treatments, genomic risk assessments for common diseases and genomic risk assessment for cancers at an affordable cost for everybody. We use state-of-the-art modern technologies of next-generation sequencing and DNA chip microarray to provide all of our patients and partner doctors with a reliable, evidence-based, thorough and valuable medical service.

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