Microbiology - Virology
Enterovirus eye swab
Enterovirus throat swab
Hand foot and mouth
This assay is used for the detection of Enteroviral RNA in a variety of non-CSF samples from patients with enteroviral infections. RNA detection by PCR provides a rapid and definitive diagnosis for the presence of Enteroviral nucleic acid.
This assay is known to detect Poliovirus 1,2,3. Coxsackie A: A1-22, A24. Coxsackie B: B1-6. Echovirus 1-9, 11-27, 29-33. Enterovirus 68-70.
Positive samples are forwarded to ESR for subtyping
If Faecal and throat swab samples are submitted following the detection of Enteroviral RNA in a CSF sample, those samples are not tested at CH Labs but forwarded directly to ESR for Enterovirus PCR and subtyping. No charge is made for testing these samples.
Results are reported as Enterovirus RNA DETECTED or Enterovirus RNA NOT detected.
PCR results should always be interpreted in conjunction with clinical history or symptomatology
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