Enterovirus RNA Detection by PCR, Body Fluids - LG5951

Sunquest Code:MMMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Order Instructions:Enterovirus PCR on CSF (EVPCR) is the preferred test for CSF, order by special request only.
Methodology:Reverse transcription PCR
CPT Code:87498
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-3 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Pericardial, peritoneal, or pleural fluids; bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum or tracheal aspirate; CSF
Optimal Volume:1.5 mL for respiratory specimens and 1.0 mL for all others
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.0 mL for respiratory specimens and 0.5 mL for all others
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Sterile tube)
Collection Instructions:May be performed on pericardial fluid with disclaimer.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:LENT


Reference Range:This is a qualitative assay and results are reported as either negative or positive for targeted enterovirus RNA.

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