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​Enterovirus/ Parechovirus PCR Skin


Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Dermal swab (vesicular lesion)
Collection Procedure
  • Insert swab into 2 mL transport medium tube and break swab shaft to replace cap
  • Stable at room temperature for 24 hours if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory
  • Greater than 24 hours, refrigerate at 2 to 8°C
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site​
  • ​RUH
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • Coxsackievirus A or B
  • Echovirus
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Picornavirus

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-520 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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