Enterovirus, Real-time PCR, Amniotic Fluid

CPT: 87498
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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 ViroMed. 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 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements


Amniotic fluid, uncentrifuged


1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL


Sterile plastic conical tube


Amniotic fluid should not be centrifuged. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate.

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

7 days


7 days


90 days

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
139348 Enterovirus RT-PCR, Amniotic 139347 Enterovirus RT-PCR, Amniotic 29591-5

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