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Test Code ENTR Enterovirus RNA Detection by PCR, Spinal Fluid

Additional Codes

Epic Code

LAB2327

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Microbiology/Virology

Reference Values

Normal finding: negative for enterovirus

Abnormal finding: positive for enterovirus

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche
Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Enterovirus group includes:

Coxsackie A-3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 24

Coxsackie B-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Echovirus-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Enterovirus-68, 69, 70, 71

Note: Orders for viral culture on spinal fluid
are converted to test EVPCR Enterovirus RNA Detection by
PCR, Spinal Fluid per Laboratory policy. PCR studies for other
viruses may be requested by sending an order to the laboratory.
Please contact a clinical pathologist at 269-341-8997 with any
questions.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient 24 hours/Refrigerate OK

Physician Office Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient NO/Refrigerate 72 hours

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87498