Enterovirus by RT PCR - Blood
Alternate test name
Gene name / Alternate gene name
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 48 hours
- Whole blood
- Whole blood (EDTA) - 1 mL minimum for 1 test, 3-5 mL recommended for multiple tests.
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
Test reserved for infectious workup of Cardiomyopathy/Myocarditis patients.
RT-PCR testing from blood sample not validated for other disease conditions and will not be processed.
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