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Enterovirus by RT-PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8463

 

Methodology: 

Real-Time Taqman RT-PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri; Less frequently out of season

Reported: 

1-2 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 2.0 ml Blood in lavender tube. NP swab, throat swab, lesion swab in viral transport medium. Stool in sterile container.
Pediatric blood volume: 0.5 ml.

 

Notes: 

Testing frequency increases during periods of enterovirus activity in the community. Enteroviruses typically circulate at highest levels in the summer and early fall in the Northeast.

Reference Interval: 

Not Detected

CPT Code(s): 

87498

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 9:52:51 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 9:52:51 AM