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Viral Meningitis Panel by PCR, Cerebrospinal Fluid
2007063
Ordering Recommendation

Detect enterovirus, herpes simplex virus, or parechovirus, as etiological agents of meningitis.

Mnemonic
PCR PAN1
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 1ml CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
Available Separately
Components
Reference Interval
0050249Enterovirus PCRRefer to report
2005731Parechovirus PCRRefer to report
0060041Herpes Simplex 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)
87498; 87529; 87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050249Enterovirus by PCR29591-5
0060041Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR5014-6
2005733Parechovirus Detection by PCR60525-3
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Aliases
  • Enterovirus CSF PCR
  • EV
  • EV CSF
  • Herpes Simplex Virus CSF PCR
  • HSV
  • Parechovirus CSF PCR
  • PEHV
  • Viral Meningitis CSF Panel