Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Enterovirus RNA, Qualitative PCR Order Code : 11566R
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Specimen Type: CSF, serum, Plasma, throat or rectal swab, stool
Container Type: Sterile Container; SST Gold-top gel tube; Yellow-top tube Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution A (ACD); Lavender-top tube (EDTA); swab in viral transport media
Required Volume: 0.7 mL or 1g stool
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.3 mL
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Standard Run Times: Varies
Turnaround Time: 3-5 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood at room temperature or refrigerated. Centrifuge and transfer serum and plasma to a separate tube. Transport serum, plasma, and CSF refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport these samples frozen. Transport stool frozen.
CPT Codes: 87498
SHC EPIC Code: LAB11566R
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Disease
Sendout Lab: Focus Diagnostics