Enterovirus RNA Detection by PCR, Body Fluids

Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Order Instructions:Enterovirus PCR on CSF (EVPCR) is the preferred test for CSF, order by special request only.
Methodology:Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction and RNA Probe Hybridization
CPT Codes: 87498 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-4 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Pericardial, peritoneal or CSF
Optimal Volume:1.0 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Alternate Containers: Sterile tube
Collection Instructions:May be performed on pericardial fluid with disclaimer. Respiratory specimens are not acceptable.

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:Reported as either negative or positive for targeted enterovirus RNA.

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