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Enterovirus PCR

Alternative Names:Coxsackie A PCR
Coxsackie B PCR
Echovirus PCR
Poliovirus PCR
Parechovirus PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:ENTPCR, Herpes Enterovirus Adenovirus PCR, HERPPCR
Specimen Types:Cerebrospinal Fluid
Tissue
Faeces
Swab
Container Types:
CSF Tube 3
Fresh Tissue Pot
Plain 70mL pot
Viral Transport Medium Swab
Adults Volume or Mass:0.5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Throat/Rectal swabs are preferred over sputum/faeces.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
Additional Notes:

This PCR detects HSV-1, HSV-2, CMV, VZV, Enterovirus and Adenovirus.