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Viral Meningoencephalitis Panel by PCR, Cerebrospinal Fluid
2007062
Ordering Recommendation

Detect cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex virus, or varicella zoster virus as etiological agents of meningoencephalitis.

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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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 SeparatelyComponentsReference Interval
0060040Cytomegalovirus by PCRRefer to report
0050246Epstein-Barr Virus by PCRRefer to report
0060041Herpes Simplex Virus by PCRRefer to report
0060042Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCRRefer to report

Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.

Compliance 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 NameLOINC
0050246Epstein Barr Virus by PCR5005-4
0060040Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR5000-5
0060041Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR5014-6
0060042Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR11483-5
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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