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Enterovirus RNA

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P365
Performed by Viracor IBT
Sendout? Yes
Method Real-time PCR
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
LOINC code 53256-4
Last Updated 8/23/2016 5:43:35 PM
Entry Number 1286
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