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.
Submit With Order
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
Statement A: Analyte specific reagents (ASR) are used in many laboratory tests necessary for standard medical care and generally do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or clearance. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.
 
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
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Aliases
  • 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