|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.|