Ordering Recommendation

Detect enterovirus in blood, CSF, or nasopharyngeal specimens.

Mnemonic

EV PCR

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

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: CSF or nasopharyngeal swab.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Swab: Place in viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800)522-2787.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87498

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050104 EV Source 31208-2
0050249 Enterovirus by PCR 29591-5
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Aliases

  • Coxsackie Virus
  • Echovirus
  • EV Detection
  • EV PCR
  • EV RNA detection
  • Poliovirus
Enterovirus by PCR