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Parechovirus by RT-PCR, CSF

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB6181

 

Synonyms: 

HPeV

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri; less frequently out of season

Reported: 

1 day

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 1.0 mL cerebrospinal fluid in a sterile screw cap tube.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.
CSF specimens must be promptly delivered to the laboratory.

 

Notes: 

Causes diseases similar to enteroviruses, primarily in children less than 5 years old.

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 4:51:48 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 4:51:48 PM