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Enterovirus and parechovirus RT-PCR panel

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8503

 

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan RT-PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri. Less frequently out of season.

Reported: 

1-2 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect NP swab or throat swab in viral transport medium.  Stool in a sterile container

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Meningitis, encephalitis or neonatal sepsis in neonate or young infant. Manifestations of these viruses are similar. See separate panel for CSF.

Includes both enterovirus and parechovirus RT-PCR tests. Testing frequency varies with season and presence of viruses in the community.

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87498, 87798

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 10:10:02 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 10:10:02 AM