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Test ID: LENT    
Enterovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

This test will detect enterovirus, but will not differentiate viruses in this family or provide serotyping information.

Necessary Information

1. Specimen source is required.

2. Source information should include main anatomical site of collection.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit a raw clinical sample (not a culture isolate) for enterovirus PCR.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Body fluid

Sources: Pericardial, peritoneal

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Swab

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT (T605)

Sources: Dermal, eye, rectal, genital, urethral

Container/Tube: Multimicrobe media (M4-RT) or similar viral transport media (M4 or M5) and Eswab

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:

1. Rectal swab must have no visible fecal matter

2. Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT, M4, or M5)

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

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

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Body Fluid, Spinal Fluid: 0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Swab Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel
 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days