Culture for Virus, RoutineCulture, Coxsackie Virus/EchovirusEchovirusEnterovirusHerpes 1 and 2 (Culture)Viral IsolationVirus (CSF)Coxsackie Virus (CSF and Rectal Swab)Herpes or Herpes Simplex Virus CultureVirus, Stool CultureCytomegalovirusCMV
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.
Submit ONE of the following specimens: 1) Body or Spinal fluid: 1 ml in sterile container 2) Rectal: Dacron-tipped swab with plastic handle in 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 viral transport media. 5) Urine: (FOR MUMPS ONLY) 0.5 ml in a sterile contatiner
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.
Lymph node tissue