Viral Culture, General LabCorp Viral cultures Specimens should be collected in the acute stage of the illness, kept moist, and refrigerated immediately Stool specimens should not be placed into viral transport medium or frozen Spinal fluid and throat washings must be kept cold and must not be frozen. Viral culture Viral culture is a laboratory test in which samples are placed with a cell type that the virus being tested for is able to infect If the cells show changes, known as cytopathic effects , then the culture is positive. Viral Culture Detecting Sexually Transmitted Viruses Viral culture is a method that doctors use to grow and detect any viruses that may be present in an STD testing sample or other biological sample For example, it Techniques of Virus Cultivation Online Microbiology Notes That is, each virus have different sites for their growth and replication Cell Culture Tissue Culture There are three types of tissue culture organ culture, explant culture and cell culture Organ cultures are mainly done for highly specialized parasites of certain organs e.g tracheal ring culture is done for isolation of coronavirus. Isolation, Culture, and Identification of Viruses Regardless of the method of cultivation, once a virus has been introduced into a whole host organism, embryo, or tissue culture cell, a sample can be prepared from the infected host, embryo, or cell line for further analysis under a brightfield, electron, or fluorescent microscope. Viral Culture Clinical Virology Stanford University Viral Culture While the direct viral exam is relatively rapid, other methods of viral diagnosis, including viral culture and viral nucleic acid amplification testing see Viral Culture Health Encyclopedia University of Viral cultures are done in different ways, depending on your condition and the virus the healthcare provider thinks you may have You may need to give a sample of blood, urine, or bodily fluids.