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Enterovirus PCR, Blood

Specimen Type

PCR, Enterovirus, Blood; Viral PCR, Enterovirus, Blood
See Enterovirus PCR, CSF, See Important Comments

Test ID LAB1333
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s) 87498
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Molecular Microbiology
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: 1 mL Serum; See Important Comments
Micro: NA
Availability Routine: Performed in Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: Daily, Monday-Friday
Stat: NA
Turnaround Time 3 days
Reference Range Normal: Negative
Comments The preferred specimen for Enterovirus PCR is CSF. Serum is accepted for testing on neonates only; other patient populations require pre-approval, call 984-974-1820. Enterovirus infections characteristically take place during Summer/Fall in areas of the north temperate zone.

Reviewed by jcayless on November 27, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514