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Enterovirus and parechovirus RT-PCR panel, CSF

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB6701

 

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri; less frequently out of season

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

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

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Parechovirus testing should be limited to pediatric populations <5 years old. Adult infections are exceedingly rare.

Panel recommended when enterovirus suspected in hospitalized infants with neonatal sepsis and young children with meningoencephalitis.

CPT Code(s): 

87498, 87798

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 9:18:49 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 9:18:49 AM