|Alternate:||Enterovirus Culture - Rapid|
|Includes:||Culture for Enterovirus using Rapid Shell Vial method.|
|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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