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Test Code EPVQLT Entero/Parechovirus PCR Qual

Important Note

This test should not be used for CSF.

For testing of CSF, use the Rapid CSF Viral PCR Qual Panel.

Clinical System Name

Entero/Parechovirus PCR Qual

Synonyms

Coxsackie virus

Echovirus

Enterovirus

HPeV

Parechovirus

Description

This test is for the enterovirus group including echoviruses and coxsackie viruses. It does not distinguish which species of enterovirus is present.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, or Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 6 mL

Minimum Vol: 2 mL

 

Note: Separate specimens must be submitted with both viral culture or serology and PCR testing are ordered. Deliver to Lab ASAP. This test can share a tube with other viral PCR testing, but a separate tube needs to be collected if Hematology (CBC, Platelet, ESR, etc.) testing is ordered.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -70 C

Storage Location: CPA -70 freezer, Send Outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin tube within 2 hours of collection and aliquot serum/plasma - freeze at -70 C. If a freezer is not available, ship at 4 C. Ship time not to exceed 48 hours. Do not freeze/thaw. If frozen, ship on dry ice.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp N/A
  Refrigerated 48 h
  Frozen 1 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

July-Oct: M - Sa

November-June: M, W, and Fr

2 - 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington Medical Center

UW Molecular Virology Laboratory

1616 Eastlake Ave E, Suite 320

Seattle, WA

 

Phone Number: (206) 685-6040

Department

Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Methodology

Method: PCR

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87798

87498

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name Entero/parechovirus by PCR Qualitative
Reference Test Code EPVQLT
Instructions Send out Monday through Friday with the UW courier. Weekends and holidays, Delivery Express on dry ice to UW NW220.