84670:ENTEROVIRUS DETECTION BY PCR

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84670:ENTEROVIRUS DETECTION BY PCR
Methodology: Reverse Transcription/Polymerease Chain Reaction (RT/PCR)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87498-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), one 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST), or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Also acceptable: Supernatant. Specimen source required.
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma. Freeze immediately. CSF in a sterile container. Freeze immediately. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle. If multiple tests are ordered, send separate specimen for this test.
Stability: 1 hour at ambient temperature, 24 hours refrigerated, or 3 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL plasma or 1 mL CSF.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL plasma or CSF.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Samples not frozen within 24 hours; specimen frozen and thawed more than once; non-sterile or leaking containers; heparinized or hemolyzed samples.

Negative.

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