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


Abbrev Code:ENTPCR   
Order Code:LAB4520Order Name:Enterovirus by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87498 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-2 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 48 hours refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
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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