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Lab Test Dictionary

Enterovirus PCR, Qualitative (CSF)

Methodology

Real-Time (PCR)


Synonyms

Enterovirus RNA Qualitative; Coxsackie Virus PCR; Echovirus PCR; EV D68

Specimen Type

CSF

Performing Lab

RCHSD MDL (PCR)


Epic ID

LAB00348

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday (10 AM Cutoff)

Standard TAT

48 Hours

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.3-0.5 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Collect in sterile screw-capped container.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 hrs; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 1 Month

Rejection Criteria

Unlabeled or incompletely labeled specimens; Specimens with signs of leakage

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL CSF

Processing Instructions

Place CSF in a small clear bag and place in -80 freezer MDL (PCR) bin ASAP.


Included Tests

Enterovirus (EV), Coxsackie Virus, Echovirus, Enterovirus D68 PCR


Comments

This assay detects nearly the entire spectrum of human enteroviruses, including the coxsackieviruses, polioviruses and the echoviruses. It does not differentiate among the EV serotypes.


CPT Codes

87498


Revised

1/4/24

Initials

SA