Viral Meningoencephalitis Panel by PCR, Cerebrospinal Fluid
2007062
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
PCR PAN2
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 1 mL CSF in a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
Available Separately Components Reference Interval
0060040 Cytomegalovirus by PCR Refer to report
0050246 Epstein-​Barr Virus by PCR Refer to report
0060041 Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR Refer to report
0060042 Varicella-​Zoster Virus by PCR Refer to report
Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87496; 87798 x2; 87529
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050246Epstein Barr Virus by PCR
0060040Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR
0060041Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR
0060042Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • CMV
  • CMV CSF PCR
  • Cytomegalovirus CSF PCR
  • EBV
  • EBV CSF PCR
  • Epstein Barr Virus CSF PCR
  • Herpes Simplex Virus CSF PCR
  • HSV
  • HSV CSF PCR
  • Varicella-Zoster Virus CSF PCR
  • Viral Meningoencephalitis PCR
  • VZV
  • VZV CSF PCR