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15082: Enterovirus RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Source      
Enterovirus RNA, RT-PCR RT-PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 CSF 0.7 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma ACD Acute 0.7 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD Sol B 0.7 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 0.7 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma PPT Tube 0.7 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Rectal Swab in M4   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Serum 0.7 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Stool   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Throat Swab in M4   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  

Reverse transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) is a highly sensitive method used to detect Enterovirus (EV) RNA from various clinical specimens. This assay targets a conserved region of the EV genome which allows detection of nearly the entire spectrum of human Enteroviruses, including the Coxsackieviruses, Polioviruses and the Echoviruses. It does not differentiate among the EV serotypes.

Plasma: Collect blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA or ACD as
anticoagulant or in Plasma Preparation Tubes(PPTs). Store collected
whole blood at room temperature and separate plasma from cells within
2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to sterile, plastic,
screw-capped tubes and store refrigerated or frozen. If blood is
collected in a PPT tube, centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and
store refrigerated or frozen. It is not necessary to transfer the
plasma from a PPT tube to aliquot tubes. Specimens can be stored and
transported either refrigerated or frozen. Avoid repeated freezing
and thawing of specimens.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87498

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
**This test is not available for New York patient testing.** Reject Criteria: Specimens containing heparin; frozen glass containers






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