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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