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Enterovirus PCR (Real Time PCR)

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CPT code:



Enterovirus RT-PCR (Real-time PCR)

Clinical Use:

This assay is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of enteroviral infections.

Specimen Type:

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), nasopharyngeal (NP)/throat swab, stool, or rectal swab

Requested Volume: 

0.5 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, or one rectal swab

Minimum Volume: 

0.2 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, or one rectal swab

Container Type: 

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.

Storage Instructions:

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.



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