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Test ID: LENT    
Enterovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen source is required.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Body fluid

Sources: Pericardial, peritoneal, or pleural

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Respiratory

Sources: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab or washing, throat or nasal swab, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Dermal, eye, rectal, genital, nasopharyngeal, throat, nasal or urethral

Container/Tube: BBL CultureSwab (Supply T092)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Rectal swab must have no visible stool.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Body Fluid or Spinal Fluid: 0.3 mL/Respiratory Specimen: 1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days