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Lab Test Dictionary

Enterovirus Culture (2647)


Centrifuge Enhanced Culture; Immunofluorescence Stain



Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

5-7 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-3 mL Nasal/nasopharyngeal, throat, rectal, stool or vesicular lesion swab, CSF, nasopharyngeal washing, throat washing, bronchial lavage/wash or tracheal aspirate in VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

1-3 mL Nasopharyngeal or throat washing, bronchial lavage/wash, tracheal aspirate, CSF or stool in a sterile screw cap container is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 Days (72 hours for raw, unpreserved specimens); Frozen: 30 Days (Unacceptable for raw, unpreserved specimens)

Rejection Criteria

Specimen in formalin or other fixatives; Sample types other than listed as acceptable; Nucleic acid transport systems; Whole blood; Bone Marrow; Serum or plasma; Dry swabs; Received room temp or froze -20 C; Sputum

Test Volume Required

3 mL

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL

CPT Codes