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Parechovirus by RT-PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

 

Test ID: 

LAB8464

 

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan  PCR

 

 Schedule: 

 

Daily, Mon-Fri; less frequently out of season.

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Blood: Collect 2.0 mL blood (1.0 mL minimum) in lavender top tube (preferred sample for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis)
Nasopharyngeal (or Throat) Swab: Swab posterior nasopharynx (or pharynx) and submit in viral transport media

Stool: Submit in sterile container

 

Notes: 

Parechoviruses cause diseases similar to enteroviruses and are primarily pathogens in neonates, infants and young children.

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 9:54:19 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 9:54:19 AM