Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology
Stool, Rectal, Throat, NPH swab, Lesions, Blood
1.0 mL CSF or 1.5 mL inoculated M4M
Cause for rejection:
Specimen dry, not in proper M4M, not refrigerated, not in sterile container, fixed in preservative, QNS
Spin-amplified svc, 48 hr incubation and monoclonal IFA stain. Back-up conventional tube culture.
Send cold on ice. Deliver to the lab ASAP. Specimens will be processed daily M-F if received in the Virology laboratory by 2:30 p.m. and by 11:30 a.m. on weekends.
Listing the source of the specimen is essential. M4M available from Viro lab or CCL. A negative result does not rule out viral etiology.
Reference range: No Enterovirus isolated
Enterovirus culture; Enterovirus antigen