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Test ID LBOR0021 Enterovirus RNA by PCR

Container Type

Swab (from throat or rectal)

Serum w/out gel

EDTA

ACD-A

ACD-B

Specimen container - sterile

Specimen Type/Requirements

EDTA plasma
ACD-A or B plasma
Serum
UTM or M4 media

Stool

Specimen Volume

0.7 mL (plasma/serum)

1.0 g (stool)

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL (plasma/serum)

0.5 g (stool)

Stability

Plasma/Serum/Transport Media

Room Temperature: 48 hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 30 days

 

Stool

Room Temperature: NA

Refrigerated: NA

Frozen: 30 days

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: NA
Lipemia: NA

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Instructions

Separate plasma/serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Innoculate UTM/M4 media with throat or rectal swab & remove swab.

Indicate source on specimen and requisition.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Real-Time PCR

Performing Lab

Quest Chantilly

CPT

87498

Analytical Time

1 day