Test directory: Enterovirus Culture

Ordering Code5869
Test NameEnterovirus Culture
Preferred SpecimenNasal/Nasopharyngeal, Throat, Rectal, Stool or Vescular lesions swab
Preferred ContainerVCM medium (Green cap) / VTM tube or equivalent
Optimum Volume3 mL
Handling InstructionsTo maintain optimum viability, place swab or fluid into VCM (equal volumes of fluid and VCM) or equivalent and transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible. Best recovery is obtained when the specimens are refrigerated at 2-8 deg C or kept on wet ice following collection and while in transit. If there will be a long delay before processing, specimens in VCM or equivalent should be frozen at -70 deg C or colder and transported on dry ice.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 4 Days
Frozen -20 deg C: Unacceptable
Frozen -70 deg C: 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen in formalin or other fixatives, Sample types other than listed as acceptable, Nucleic acid transport systems,
Whole blood, Bone marrow, Serum or plasma, Dry swabs,
Received room temperature or frozen -20 deg C, Sputum
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time10 Days
MethodologyCentrifuge Enhanced Culture, Immunofluorescence Stain
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Specimen Source:ALLSee report.
Enterovirus CultureALLSee report.