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ID:548 Enterovirus PCR for throat swab
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DescriptionEnteroviruses can cause pharyngitis. A swab placed in viral transport medium (VTM) will detect these by PCR. It is also useful to send a throat swab in VTM when enteroviral myocarditis is suspected.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

TubeUniversal Transport Med
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Collection ConditionsThroat swab in VTM
Min. Vol

Ref. Range (Male)
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Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT3 days
IP Routine TAT3 days
GP Acute TAT3 days
GP Routine TAT3 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 29/11/2017 12:03:46. Published By K Roberts on 29/11/2016 12:03:46.