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Enterovirus by RT PCR - CSF

Alternate test name

Coxsackie virus, Echovirus, Encephalitis, Aseptic Meningitis

Gene name / Alternate gene name


Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 4 days
Specimen type
  • CSF
Specimen requirements
  • CSF 300 uL per 1 test, for multiple tests please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted.
  • send in sterile screw top tube
Storage and transportation
  • All specimens must be shipped on dry ice
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
Special requirements


Disease condition
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Encephalitis
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