Enterovirus PCR



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

Acting Lead Laboratory Manager - Microbiology & Virology

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Enterovirus PCR