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ENTEROVIRUS DETECTION BY AMPLIFIED PROBE (EVD)

Department: Molecular Infectious Disease
Test Synonym(s): EVD, EV RNA
CPT Codes: 87498
Methodology: PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reference Range: Not detected
Tube Type: CSF container - 1.0 mL
Specimen: CSF
Alternate Specimen: Need Medical Director approval
Pediatric Requirements: CSF container - 1.0 mL
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Temperature: Room Temperature - same day, refrigerated - overnight, frozen - longer than overnight
Stability: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Reasons for Rejection: Alternative specimen sent without Medical Director approval
Days Performed: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Times Performed: Once per day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (batched)
TAT: 24 hours (Monday - Friday)
Significance: The enteroviruses are the most common cause of meningitis in the United States and an important cause of encephalitis. Occurring mainly in the summer and fall, enterovirus meningitis leads to a large number of hospitalizations of both children and adults. Rapid and accurate detection of enterovirus RNA in the CSF can affect clinical decision making, promote rapid discharge of patients, and reduce unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Special Instructions: Other sources or samples may be acceptable for this test; please check with the lab, 615-936-6435.

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