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Test ID: VIRNR    
Viral Culture, Non-Respiratory

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosing viral infections

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

All routine viral cultures are inoculated into cell culture tubes for viral detection. Most common specimens received for routine testing include body fluid, ocular, rectal, spinal fluid, and stool. A rapid (16-hour incubation) shell vial cell culture assay will be inoculated when specimens are designated for herpes simplex virus or cytomegalovirus detection or as appropriate for source indicated.

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Viral Culture, Non Respiratory

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Culture for Virus, Routine
Culture, Coxsackie Virus/Echovirus
Herpes 1 and 2 (Culture)
Herpes or Herpes Simplex Virus Cult
Viral Isolation
Virus (CSF)
Virus, Culture-Stool
Coxsackie Virus (CSF and Rectal Swab)