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Enterovirus Detection by PCR, not Plasma or CSF

Mnemonic:    [Unlist Lab]
Name:    Enterovirus Detection by PCR, not Plasma or CSF
Specimen:     The state HETL will accept throat swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs and nasal washes to test for Enterovirus EV-D68.

Place any swabs in UTM (Universal Transport Media) as soon as possible.

Nasal washes can be sent out directly.
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    HETL
  Method:    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Processing Info:    Fill out a manual state HETL requisition in Microbiology.