Enterovirus, Real-time PCR

CPT: 87498
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  • Enterovirus RT-PCR (Real-time PCR)


This assay is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of enteroviral infections.


Weak cross-reactivity was observed with some strains of rhinovirus that could be present in respiratory samples, and a false-positive result is possible if samples contain these viruses.

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. Test results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical observations and other laboratory data and not used as the sole basis for diagnosis.


Real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Requirements


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), nasopharyngeal (NP)/throat swab, stool, or rectal swab


0.5 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, or one rectal swab

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, or one rectal swab


Sterile container (CSF, stool), universal transport medium (NP/throat swab, rectal swab)


To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Swabs and stools are stable at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen for seven days. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days and frozen for 90 days.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138636 Enterovirus RT-PCR 29591-5 139168 Enterovirus RT-PCR 29591-5

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