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Test Name: Enterovirus by PCR, Stool

Test Code(s): MISC / RMISC

Methodology: Real-Time PCR

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions: Stool: 1 gram  (minimum 0.3 mL)

CSF:  See Test Directory entry Enterovirus by PCR, CSF

Other specimens: see Enterovirus by PCR, Respiratory

Specimen Transport: Immediately after stool collection is completed, transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). If transport is delayed, freeze specimen.

Outreach Specimen Transport: Transport frozen specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on dry ice

Stability: Frozen: 30 days


Interpretation

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