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Enterovirus Detection by RT-PCR, CSF and Blood only

Mnemonic:    [ENTERO PCR]
Name:    Enterovirus Detection by RT-PCR, CSF and Blood only
Specimen:    1 mL plasma from a Lavender (EDTA) top tube. Send to lab ASAP. Nasopharyngeal samples and CSF are also acceptable (1 mL needed).
Neonatal Spec:    0.25 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 1 day refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050249
  Method:    Reverse Transcription/Polymerase Chain Reaction
Processing Info:    Specimen source is required. Write it on the label and have a tech verify the ENTERO SRC in PathNet.

Specimen Preparation: Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Swab: Place in viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884). Available online through eSupply.