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ENTEROVIRUS PCR CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Mnemonic

CSF EV PCR

Synonym

EV PCR CSF

Guidelines

This test detects Enteroviruses, the leading cause of aseptic meningitis.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, 0.5 mL undiluted, noncentrifuged

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen at -70°C: up to 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week 0700-2000

Reported

4  hours from receipt of specimen

Method

Real-time RT-PCR

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

Critical Values

Positive for Enterovirus by PCR

Comments

Positive enterovirus results do not rule out other causes of meningitis including bacteria, fungi and other viruses.  Negative enterovirus results do not entirely rule out enterovirus as a cause of meningitis, as virus, if present, may be below detection levels.  Does not detect Parechovirus.

CPT Codes

87498

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:00 AM


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