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Test ID LBOR0021 Enterovirus RNA by PCR

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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.

 

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, leaving swab in media.

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