Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA); Tissue Culture
Viral Culture; Virus Culture
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Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
1-2 mL Body fluids, tissues, conjunctival swab or 2-3 mL Newborn urine
1-2 mL CSF collected in a sterile container is also acceptable. Body fluids: For all body fluids add an equal volume of specimen to transport medium (VCM or equivalent). Newborn urine: Random urine, random clean catch urine, catheterized urine, or first void catch urine in sterile screw-capped container. Tissue and biopsy material: Sterile screw-capped container with small amount of saline, no fixative or preservative. Requested volume is as much as possible. CSF: PCR is preferable to culture.
Room Temp=Unacceptable; Refrigerated=4 Days (72 Hours for Raw (unpreserved) specimens); Frozen=30 Days (Unacceptable for Raw (unpreserved) specimens)
Wooden shaft and calcium alginate swabs; Dry swabs; Transwabs or swabs in bacterial transport medium; DNA probe transport systems; Tissues in formalin or other fixatives; Transports for antigen detection by EIA; Received room temperature or frozen -20 C; Semen; Sputum; Whole blood; Bone marrow in EDTA (refer for PCR testing); Eye discharge; Respiratory specimens
Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.
Isolation and Identification.
If test is ordered on stool, only Quest test code 2647 Enterovirus Culture or 15082X Enterovirus, Qualiftative PCR can be done.