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



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