Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Enterovirus Qualitative PCR

CMH Lab Section
Molecular Infectious Diseases

Specimen Requirements
0.5 mL CSF

Availability
Routine
Note: testing frequency shifts seansonally based on the volume of specimens received.

Turn Around Time
Current testing schedule:
1-2 days
Testing is run daily. Specimens must arrive in Lab by 0500 to be included.

Special Instructions
Includes parechovirus testing on children <6 months age

Methodology
RT-PCR

Ranges
None detected

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