CPT Code: 87498|
Specimen Type: CSF, NPH flocked swab in M4, Lesion, Plasma, Serum, Urine, Stool, BAL
Tube Type/Collection Container: CSF container, Purple top (EDTA)tube, Red top (no anticoagulant) tube, lesion in M4, stool in M4, NPH flocked swab in M4, BAL
Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
Cause for rejection: Clotted specimen, incorrect sample type
Methodology: Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Special Instructions: Send fluids cold or on ice to lab immediately. Optimal specimen should not be frozen. If specimen has been frozen, it must be transported frozen. Specimens received by 1100 (Mon-Fri) will be processed the same day.
TAT: 1-3 days
Additional Info: Reference range:
Negative: No Enterovirus RNA detected.
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308