Enterovirus and Parechovirus PCR (Molecular Microbiology)
Collection container (including preservatives):
CE marked leak proof container
Specimen type: EDTA blood, CSF, Swab
Specimen transport: Ambient or refrigerated
Minimum volume of sample: Minimum 500µl
Special precautions: If processing is delayed,
refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.
Measurement units: Threshold cycle (CT)
Turn round time for provisional result (working
days): 3 days
Turn round time to final result (working days):
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect the
results: None known