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Test Name: Enterovirus by PCR, Non-blood

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: Throat or rectal swab placed in Universal Transport Media (UTM) or M4 media.

Stool: 1 gram  (minimum 0.3 mL)

CSF:  See Test Directory entry Enterovirus by PCR, CSF

NP swab: Test Directory entry Enterovirus Detection by RT-PCR, NP swab (ARUP will perform with disclaimer)

Specimen Transport: Transport swab specimens to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

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: Ambient: Swabs- 2 days
Refrigerated: Swabs- 7 days
Frozen: Swabs or Stool- 30 days


Reference Interval:

Reference range:  Not detected

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