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25377 Culture, Viral Non Respiratory (VIRNR)

Culture, Viral Non Respiratory (VIRNR)
Test Code: NRESVSO
Synonyms/Keywords

Culture for Virus, Routine
Culture, Coxsackie Virus/Echovirus
Echovirus
Enterovirus
Herpes 1 and 2 (Culture)
Viral Isolation
Virus (CSF)
Coxsackie Virus (CSF and Rectal Swab)
Herpes or Herpes Simplex Virus Culture
Virus, Stool Culture
Cytomegalovirus
CMV

Test Components

IS THIS A DERMAL (OR VAGINAL) SOURCE? Please order HS12PCR for suspected herpes simplex virus, VZVPCR for suspected varicella zoster virus, or HSVZVP for both.
NRESVSO can be ordered for dermal specimens for hand-foot-and-mouth disease or enterovirus.
Clearly indicate "enterovirus" on request. For cytomegalovirus (CMV), indicate "cytomegalovirus" on the request.

Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​See Below
Collection Processing Instructions

Submit ONE of the following specimens:
1) Body (Pericardial, peritoneal, amniotic) or Spinal fluid: 1 ml in sterile container

2) Rectal: Dacron-tipped swab with plastic handle in M6 viral transport media.

3) Stool: 5-10 grams in sterile container.

4) Tissue: NOT SKIN - (Brain, colon, kidney, liver, etc): Minimum 5mm tissue in a sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline or M6 viral transport media.

6) Dermal (for enterovirus only): Dacron-tipped swab with plastic handle.  Place swab in M6 viral transport media.  Clearly label "enterovirus" to ensure proper handling and test setup.

 

For more information on Specimen Collection Media/Swab, see Specimen Transport Pictorial.

 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Storage Time
​All ​Refrigerate ​7 days
Rejection Criteria
​Blood
​Bone marrow/Bone Tissue

​Lymph node tissue, deep seated tissues

​Dermal (skin)- for anything but enterovirus
​Genital
​Oral
Gel swab, swab with wooden handle
​E-swab
​Bile (toxic)
​Synovial fluid
​Wound swabs, Pus, abscess and/or drainage material
 
Interference

Viral isolation and detection depends on the proper collection and transport of the specimen.

Some viruses (eg, cytomegalovirus) take up to 2 weeks to grow in viral cell culture. Molecular tests (ie, real-time PCR) should be used for rapid diagnosis.

Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Medical Laboratories ​Monday through Sunday ​14-20 days

​Cell Culture

Shell Vial Assay for Herpes Simplex Virus or Cytomegalovirus

Reference Lab
Test Information
​Reflex testing may occur at additional cost.
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87252
Synonyms/Keywords

Culture for Virus, Routine
Culture, Coxsackie Virus/Echovirus
Echovirus
Enterovirus
Herpes 1 and 2 (Culture)
Viral Isolation
Virus (CSF)
Coxsackie Virus (CSF and Rectal Swab)
Herpes or Herpes Simplex Virus Culture
Virus, Stool Culture
Cytomegalovirus
CMV

Test Components

IS THIS A DERMAL (OR VAGINAL) SOURCE? Please order HS12PCR for suspected herpes simplex virus, VZVPCR for suspected varicella zoster virus, or HSVZVP for both.
NRESVSO can be ordered for dermal specimens for hand-foot-and-mouth disease or enterovirus.
Clearly indicate "enterovirus" on request. For cytomegalovirus (CMV), indicate "cytomegalovirus" on the request.

Ordering Applications
COM Culture, Viral NonResp (VIRNR)
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​See Below
Collection Processing

Submit ONE of the following specimens:
1) Body (Pericardial, peritoneal, amniotic) or Spinal fluid: 1 ml in sterile container

2) Rectal: Dacron-tipped swab with plastic handle in M6 viral transport media.

3) Stool: 5-10 grams in sterile container.

4) Tissue: NOT SKIN - (Brain, colon, kidney, liver, etc): Minimum 5mm tissue in a sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline or M6 viral transport media.

6) Dermal (for enterovirus only): Dacron-tipped swab with plastic handle.  Place swab in M6 viral transport media.  Clearly label "enterovirus" to ensure proper handling and test setup.

 

For more information on Specimen Collection Media/Swab, see Specimen Transport Pictorial.

 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Storage Time
​All ​Refrigerate ​7 days
Rejection Criteria
​Blood
​Bone marrow/Bone Tissue

​Lymph node tissue, deep seated tissues

​Dermal (skin)- for anything but enterovirus
​Genital
​Oral
Gel swab, swab with wooden handle
​E-swab
​Bile (toxic)
​Synovial fluid
​Wound swabs, Pus, abscess and/or drainage material
 
Interference

Viral isolation and detection depends on the proper collection and transport of the specimen.

Some viruses (eg, cytomegalovirus) take up to 2 weeks to grow in viral cell culture. Molecular tests (ie, real-time PCR) should be used for rapid diagnosis.

Test Components

IS THIS A DERMAL (OR VAGINAL) SOURCE? Please order HS12PCR for suspected herpes simplex virus, VZVPCR for suspected varicella zoster virus, or HSVZVP for both.
NRESVSO can be ordered for dermal specimens for hand-foot-and-mouth disease or enterovirus.
Clearly indicate "enterovirus" on request. For cytomegalovirus (CMV), indicate "cytomegalovirus" on the request.

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Medical Laboratories ​Monday through Sunday ​14-20 days

​Cell Culture

Shell Vial Assay for Herpes Simplex Virus or Cytomegalovirus

Reference Lab
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87252
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.