Lab Test : Rapid Enterovirus Culture

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Alternate:Enterovirus Culture - Rapid
Includes:Culture for Enterovirus using Rapid Shell Vial method.
Phone:(937) 641-3907
Available:Daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before 2 PM are set up the same day
Turnaround:Preliminary Results at 1-2 days.
Finalized Results at 5-6 days.
Specimen:Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), tissue (please specify source), eye swab, nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, throat swabs or washes, rectal swab, stool, vesicular or ulcerative lesion swab.
Volume:1 ml spinal fluid

Sterile swab (no swabs with wooden shafts please) in Viral/Chlamydia transport media

Tissue in Viral/Chlamydia transport media.
Container:CSF - sterile Container

All others placed in Viral/Chlamydia transport media
Temperature:Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.
Rejection:Inappropriately identified or commingle specimens are unacceptable.

Any specimen, with the exception of CSF, nor received in Viral/Chlamydia transport media will be rejected.
Normal:Negative for Enterovirus.
Uses:Detection of Enterovirus using rapid shell vial culture in a variety of sample types.
Limitations:A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Shell Vial Culture

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