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Enterovirus PCR

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P319
Performed by Viracor
Sendout? Yes
Method Real-time PCR
Container type Lavender top (blood) or CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect
Blood 2 mL
CSF 1 mL
Sample type EDTA plasma or CSF
Preferred volume
Plasma 1 mL
CSF 1 mL
Min. Volume
Plasma 0.5 mL
CSF 0.5 mL
Processing notes Freeze plasma or CSF at -70C and ship on dry ice in sterile leak-proof transport tube. Test is sent out by Microbiology. Viracor test code 1400
Units copies/mL
Normal range Not Detected
Critical value Positive result
Stability Plasma or CSF frozen at -70C 1 month.
Turn around times 4-7 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 87799-90
LOINC code 29257-3
Last Updated 11/21/2013 1:33:09 PM
Entry Number 1286
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