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Test ID: FENTQ    
Enterovirus RNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR

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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.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Throat or rectal swab:

Collect 0.7 mL viral transport medium. M4 media, V-C-M medium (green top) tube, equivalent (UTM), or M-5 media (supply T484) is acceptable. Ship specimen frozen.

 

Plasma:

Draw blood in a yellow top (ACD), lavender top (EDTA) tube or plasma separator tube (PPT).

Spin down and transfer 0.7 mL ACD or EDTA plasma into a plastic, screw-top vial. Ship specimen frozen.

 

Serum:

Draw blood in a no-additive, red-top tube. Spin down and submit 0.7 mL serum. Ship specimen frozen.

 

Stool:

Collect 1 gram random stool in a sterile, plastic container. Freeze immediately and ship frozen.

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

Specimens other than

Throat swab, rectal swab, serum, plasma, stool

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

 

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
VariesFrozen30 days