Enterovirus PCR (Real Time PCR)
Enterovirus RT-PCR (Real-time PCR)
This assay is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of enteroviral infections.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), nasopharyngeal (NP)/throat swab, stool, or rectal swab
0.5 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, or one rectal swab
0.2 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, or one rectal swab
Sterile container (CSF, stool), universal transport medium (NP/throat swab, rectal swab)
To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
Swabs and stools are stable at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen for seven days. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days and frozen for 90 days.