Enterovirus Culture

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Brief Description

Enterovirus Culture

Laboratory Unit

Virology

Methodology

Viral Culture

Specimen Collection

Virus Isolation Kit

Storage/Transport

Refrigerated/freeze packs

Acceptable Specimen
Type(s)

Throat swab
Feces
CSF
Pericardial Fluid

Test Request Form(s)

Virology Test Request Form

Possible Results

Enterovirus Isolated

Coxsackievirus

Echovirus

Other Virus

Reference Range

No Virus Isolated

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen received warm
Specimen not in viral transport medium (does not apply to stool or CSF)
Incorrect specimen type
No Name on specimen
Specimen not received within eight days of collection.

Interfering Substances

N/A

Result Reported

Subject to testing involved.

Fees

N/A

CPT Codes

87491

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

43304-5, Dual LOINC:  45076-7

Additional Information

Results should be used in conjunction with other clinical data available to the clinician.

Outbreak assistance available for respiratory and gastrointestinal outbreak investigation.

Enterovirus Identification and subtyping available.