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ENTEROVIRUS DETECTION BY RT-PCR, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BF EV PCR

Guidelines

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Dermal/Ocular/Rectal: BBL Culture swab; Respiratory Specimen or Sterile Body Fluid: Sterile container(s)

Handling

Dermal/Ocular/Rectal Specimen: Place swab back into swab cylinder. Respiratory Specimen: bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate accepted. Sterile Body Fluid: Do not centrifuge. Specimen source is required on the requisition and container.

Minimum Volume

Dermal/Ocular/Rectal Specimen: 1 Swab, Respiratory Specimen: 1.5 mL, Sterile Body Fluid: 0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, transport swab containing gel, rectal swab must have no visible stool

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 7 days

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-3 days

Method

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

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (LENT)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87498

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 03:49:21 PM


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