Enterovirus PCR on Blood - NOTE: Enterovirus PCR on CSF is the preferred test


Sunquest Code:ENTPCR  
Epic Code:LAB4520Epic Name:Enterovirus by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Code:87498
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-2 days.
Compliance:

Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized or nonfrozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Freeze within 8 hours of collection. Specimen source is required.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50249


Interpretive

Reference Range:This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


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