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Enterovirus PCR

Alternate names:
Coxsackie virus PCR, Echovirus PCR, Enterovirus NAD, Poliovirus PCR
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
ENTPCR
Specimen types:
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Faeces
Blood
Swab
Fluid
Container types:
CSF
Faeces-plain pot
EDTA
Sterile Jar
Swab - white top, plain swab, plastic shaft
CSF
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

2-8oC transport required for specimen.

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
0.3 mL
Notes:

Detects a wide range of echoviruses, coxsackie viruses A and B and enteroviruses 70 and 71.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Store at 4 deg C

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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