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Enterovirus and Parechovirus PCR (Molecular Microbiology)

Encephalitis, meningitis

General information

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 500┬Ál

Special precautions: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.

Laboratory information

Measurement units: Threshold cycle (CT)

Turn round time for provisional result (calendar days): 3 days

Turn round time to final result (calendar days): 4 days

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results: None known