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Test Code ENTP Enterovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Plasma

Reporting Name

Enterovirus PCR, P

Useful For

Aids in diagnosing enterovirus infections

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required

Submit a raw clinical sample (not a culture isolate) for enterovirus PCR. This test will detect enterovirus, but will not differentiate viruses in this family or provide serotyping information.


Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Screw-capped, sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down promptly.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ENTP Enterovirus PCR, P 29591-5


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
56068 Enterovirus PCR, P 29591-5

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject







Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/RNA Probe Hybridization