Enterovirus Isol.

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: EVI VIR1

Specimen Type: Stool, Rectal, Throat, NPH swab, Lesions, Blood

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 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

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: Spin-amplified svc, 48 hr incubation and monoclonal IFA stain. Back-up conventional tube culture.

Special Instructions: 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.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 2-10 days

Additional Info: Reference range: No Enterovirus isolated

CPT Code: 87252

Synonyms: Enterovirus culture; Enterovirus antigen

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