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|Performed by||Viracor IBT|
|Container type||Blood: Lavendar top tube, CSF: CSF tube; Stool, tissue: Sterile container; Nasopharyngeal swab: Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium|
|Amount to Collect||Blood: 2 mL, CSF: 1 mL; Stool: size of pea or 2 mL liquid stool; Tissue: 5 cu.mm|
|Sample type||EDTA plasma, CSF, stool, tissue, nasopharyngeal swab|
|Preferred volume||Plasma, CSF: 1 mL; Stool: size of pea or 2 mL liquid stool; Tissue: 5 cu.mm|
|Min. Volume||Plasma, CSF: 0.5 mL; Stool: size of pea or 0.5 mL liquid; Tissue: 2 cu.mm|
|Processing notes||Centrifuge blood at 1300 g for 10 minutes, and aliquot plasma. Freeze samples at -70°C.
Viracor test code 1400;
For sample types reported as Detected/Not detected (e.g. stool, tissue, nasopharyngeal swab), credit with retain results and bill manually.
|Units||copies/mL for quantitative results|
|Normal range||Not Detected|
|Critical value||Positive result for CSF|
|Stability||CSF, stool, tissue: Frozen -70°C 1 month,
Plasma, nasopharyngeal swab: Room temperature 4 days, frozen -70°C 1 month
|Turn around times||2-5 days|
|Additional information||The enteroviruses are well-known etiologic agents of viral meningitis, viral encephalitis, myocarditis, and respiratory tract disease as well as a wide variety of other clinical conditions. Quantitative PCR can be used to detect the presence of the virus as well as track the course of infection.
Detects the entire spectrum of human enteroviruses, including coxsackie A viruses, coxsackie B viruses, echoviruses, polioviruses, and enteroviruses 68 - 71. The assay does not differentiate between serotypes.
|CPT coding||CSF, plasma: 87799-90, Stool, tissue, nasopharyngeal swab: 87498-90|
|Last Updated||8/23/2016 5:43:35 PM|