Differentiate enterovirus types based on cultured viral isolates.
Typing may not be requested directly on a patient specimen.
Transfer positive cell culture fluid to a sterile container..
Transport positive cell culture.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month
Identification of enterovirus type.
Testing may include: echoviruses, coxsackie A9 virus, coxsackie B viruses, polioviruses, enterovirus 70 & 71.
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