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Test Code LENT Enterovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR

Reporting Name

Enterovirus PCR

Useful For

Aids in diagnosing enterovirus infections

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Varies


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.

 

Specimen source is required.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Body fluid

Sources: Pericardial, peritoneal, or pleural

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Respiratory

Sources: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab or washing, throat or nasal swab, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Dermal, eye, rectal, genital, nasopharyngeal, throat, nasal or urethral

Container/Tube: BBL CultureSwab (T092)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Rectal swab must have no visible stool.


Specimen Minimum Volume

Body Fluid or Spinal Fluid: 0.3 mL/Respiratory Specimen: 1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87498

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LENT Enterovirus PCR In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC68 Specimen Source 31208-2
80066 Enterovirus PCR 29591-5

Method Name

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

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)