|Alternate:||PCR for Enterovirus|
|Includes:||Polymerase Chain Reaction for detection of Enterovirus|
|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.|
|Temperature:||Room temperature. Refrigerate if more than 1 hour delay|
|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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