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Virology Laboratory

Enterovirus PCR - tissue specimen - e.g., liver, myocardium

  • LIS Mnemonic: ENTPCR

    Collect

    Tissue specimen in viral transport medium

    Volume Required

    N/A

    Minimum Required

    punch biopsy size

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Unacceptable conditions

    Tissue not in viral transport medium

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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