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Enterovirus PCR - blood serum specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: ENTPCR

    Collect

    Gold (SST - Clot activator & gel)

    Volume Required

    4-7 ml; for infants a volume of 2-4 ml is acceptable

    Minimum Required

    4 ml; for infants a volume of 2 ml is acceptable

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Processing

    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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