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Enterovirus PCR - urine specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: ENTPCR

    Collect

    Random Urine Container

    Volume Required

    5-10 ml of clean voided urine

    Minimum Required

    5 ml of clean voided urine

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Processing

    For infants, a volume of 1 to 2 ml of urine is acceptable. If an extended delay in transport of specimens is anticipated, rapidly freeze the specimens to at least -60°C and transport to the laboratory on dry ice. Depending on the specimen type (e.g., blood for plasma or serum), some processing of specimen material may be necessary before specimens can be frozen and shipped. Please consult the laboratory if necessary.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

87798

Methodology

Amplification and detection of enterovirus RNA 5'-untranslated region using TaqMan real-time PCR technology. This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Interpretation

If positive, results are reported as enterovirus RNA detected.

Reference Values

Negative or no enterovirus RNA detected

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