Enterovirus PCR, Mucocutaneous Swab
Label Mnemonic: LENT
Epic Lab Code: LAB8115
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Dermal, Eye, Rectal, Genital, or Urethral Swab Rectal swab must have no visible stool.
Collection Medium:
ESwab Collection & Transport System
Rejection Criteria:
Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1 day upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Negative
Interpretive Data:
A positive result indicates the presence of enterovirus RNA in the specimen.
Comments:
Useful for:
Aids in diagnosing enterovirus infections.

Cautions:
A negative result does not rule out the possibility of enterovirus infection.

This assay may detect virus from a variety of specimen types in asymptomatic individuals, including stool. This assay should only be used for patients with a clinical history and symptoms consistent with enterovirus infection, and must be interpreted in the context of the clinical picture. This test should not be used to screen asymptomatic patients.

This is a qualitative assay and results are reported as either negative or positive for targeted enterovirus RNA.

Analytical Specificity/Limit of Detection (LoD):
The lower limit of detection (LoD) of this assay is approximately 10 to 50 RNA target copies/mcL. This was confirmed in all specimen types accepted for this assay.

Specificity:
The assay did not cross react with a specificity panel containing other RNA-containing viruses (rhinovirus; reovirus; influenza virus, types A and B; respiratory syncytial virus; and parainfluenza virus) and DNA- containing viruses (herpes simplex, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella- zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus).
Methodology:
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/RNA Probe Hybridization
CPT Code:
87498