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Enterovirus PCR

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Enterovirus PCR
Organisms Enterovirus (family: Picornaviridae; Genus: Enterovirus; Groups: Poliovirus types 1-3, Coxsackie A types 1-24, Coxsackie B types 1-6, Echovirus type 1-33, Enterovirus, types 68-71)
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required yes
Culture requirements Clinical specimens, mainly CSF, for PCR. It is preferable to collect faeces/rectal swabs, respiratory specimens, etc, from the same patient for viral culture
Media requirements Viral transport media
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
How results reported Report will state PCR results for the specimen
Referral link Form