Enterovirus PCR

Virology


Description


Sample Type

CSF, Stools, Respiratory samples (eg Throat swab), Eye swabs, Mouth swabs, Vesicular rash swabs, rarely EDTA Blood (Purple top) in immunocompromised patients


Turnaround Time

Within 2 days


Testing Frequency

Every weekday


External Notes

This assay detects enterovirus and paraechovirus. Please note due to the similarity with Rhinovirus (both are picornaviruses) cross reactions cannot be ruled out.


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Your contact for this test

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

Acting Lead Laboratory Manager - Microbiology & Virology

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Enterovirus PCR