Enterovirus PCR

Molecular Diagnostics:DNA

Test ID/Workstation: EVPCR DNA2

Specimen Type: CSF, NPH flocked swab in M4, Plasma, Serum

Tube Type: CSF container, Purple top (EDTA)tube, Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Cause for rejection: Clotted specimen, incorrect sample type

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri

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.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8722

TAT: 1-3 days

Additional Info: Reference range:

Negative: No Enterovirus RNA detected.

CPT Code: 87498

Synonyms: Enterovirus RNA

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