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Test Code ENTP Enterovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA


Specimen Required


Submit a raw clinical sample (not a culture isolate) for enterovirus PCR. This test will detect enterovirus, but will not differentiate viruses in this family or provide serotyping information.

 

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Screw-capped, sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down promptly.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

CPT Code Information

87498

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/RNA Probe Hybridization

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.