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Test ID LBOR0021 Enterovirus RNA by PCR

Important Note


Important Note


Per performing lab at Quest Chantilly  as of 4/3/2018, change has been made to instructions.

Specimens collected that are placed in Universal Transport Media (UTM) must have the swab left in the media and will be sent frozen as indicated below. 


If  Universal Transport Media (UTM) is received at Quest Chantilly without a swab in the media, the testing will be cancelled.


Specimen Type/Requirements

Lavender top (EDTA) tube -  Plasma
Yellow top (ACD-A or ACD-B) tube -  Plasma
Gold top (Serum w/ gel) tube - Serum

Red top (Serum w/out gel) tube - Serum

Sterile Container - Stool
UTM or M4 media - Swab from throat or rectal source


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

Innoculate UTM/M4 media with throat or rectal swab, leaving swab in media.

Indicate source on specimen and requisition.

Test is not affected by hemolysis or lipemia. 

Specimen Volume


Preferred Volume (plasma/serum)   0.7 mL  
Preferred Volume (stool)   1.0 g  
Minimum Volume (plasma/serum)   0.3 mL  
Minimum Volume  (stool)   0.5 g




  Room Temperature   Refrigerated   Frozen   Preferred for transport  
Plasma/Serum/Transport Media 48 hours   7 days  

30 days

Stool unacceptable   unacceptable   30 days  Frozen


Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday


Real-Time PCR

Performing Lab

Quest Chantilly



Analytic Time

1 day

Interface Build Information

Result Code Result Code Description
15993 Source
15994 Enterovirus RNA, RT-PCR