Ordering Recommendation

Detect parechovirus in CSF, plasma, or serum specimens.

Mnemonic

PEHV PCR

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), serum separator tube or CSF.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL plasma, serum or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)

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

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87798

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2005732 Parechovirus Source 31208-2
2005733 Parechovirus by PCR 60525-3
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Aliases

  • Parechovirus Detection PCR
  • Parechovirus molecular detection
Parechovirus by PCR