Lab Test : Enterovirus by PCR (CSF Only)

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Alternate:PCR for Enterovirus
Includes:Polymerase Chain Reaction for detection of Enterovirus
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:PCREN
Available:Daily, first shift only. Specimens received in lab before Noon performed same day
Turnaround:Test preformed Daily. Specmens received in lab before Noon resulted the same day.
Specimen:CSF
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:sterile tube
Temperature:Room temperature. Refrigerate if more than 1 hour delay
Rejection:clotted specimen
Normal:Negative for Enterovirus by PCR
Uses:Aids in the diagnosis of enteroviral CNS infection
Limitations:A negative test does necessarily rule out infection. PCR is more sensitive than viral culture
Method:Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
 

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