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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeENTP
External Price$77.52(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenFaeces, Throat swab, Tissue, Eye swab
Sample Delivery to LabAt 4C (on wet ice or chilly pad)
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsDo not aliquot
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
Contact Details** Unknown email address **
Contact Phone Number03-3640416 / ext. 80416
Test AvailabilityBatched once weekly (Thursdays)- urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time7-10 days
Interpretation

Application
This assay is used for the detection of Enteroviral RNA in a variety of non-CSF samples from patients with enteroviral infections. RNA detection by PCR provides a rapid and definitive diagnosis for the presence of Enteroviral nucleic acid.

This assay is known to detect Poliovirus 1,2,3. Coxsackie A: A1-22, A24. Coxsackie B: B1-6. Echovirus 1-9, 11-27, 29-33. Enterovirus 68-70.

Positive samples are forwarded to ESR for subtyping

If Faecal and throat swab samples are submitted following the detection of Enteroviral RNA in a CSF sample, those samples are not tested at CH Labs but forwarded directly to ESR for Enterovirus PCR and subtyping. No charge is made for testing these samples.

Interpretation
Results are reported as Enterovirus RNA DETECTED or Enterovirus RNA NOT detected.

PCR results should always be interpreted in conjunction with clinical history or symptomatology.
 

Delphic Number Test Number8325

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