Competency information


Interpret request forms and recommend the most appropriate investigation strategy to investigate virology samples.


  • Principles, scientific basis and clinical application of commonly performed analytical procedures in virology.
  • The repertoire, specimen requirements, ordering and turnaround times of the virology investigations performed by the department.
  • Reasons and sources for referral of virology samples.
  • The range of appropriate investigations and their selection.

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 1 Outcome Interpret routine requests for virology investigations in the correct clinical context and process the specimens that accompany those requests.