Enterovirus Serology



Sample Type

Clotted Blood (Yellow top)

Turnaround Time

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Testing Frequency

Requests for Enterovirus serology are not tested and stored (see notes)

External Notes

Reliable serological tests (IgM or IgG) are not available for enteroviral infections. Good alternative strategy is to attempt to identify the virus by PCR either from the active affected site (eg skin swab for vesicular rashes, throat swabs for respiratory illness, CSF for neurological infections) or EDTA blood for suspected systemic infections. If you have missed the acute phase, you may wish to test a stool sample for PCR as these viruses are shed in the stool for around six weeks.�

Please note: the above information is subject to change and we endeavour to keep this website up to date wherever necessary.

Your contact for this test


Leeanne Tovey BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, MSc Medical Microbiology

Acting Lead Laboratory Manager - Microbiology & Virology

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Enterovirus Serology