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25487 Parechovirus PCR, CSF

Parechovirus PCR, CSF
Test Code: MISC
Synonyms/Keywords
​Entero-Parechovirus, HPeV, Enterovirus
Useful For
​Detection of Parechovirus.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​CSF ​Sterile plastic vial ​0.5 mL ​0.5 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
Collect specimen using standard lumbar puncture technique. Aliquot specimen to sterile plastic vial, transport refrigerated.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF​ ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) 4 days
​Frozen ​6 months
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Children's Mercy Hospital Labs​ ​Monday through Friday ​2 days ​PCR
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Children's Mercy Hospital Labs ​Negative
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87798
Synonyms/Keywords
​Entero-Parechovirus, HPeV, Enterovirus
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
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Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​CSF ​Sterile plastic vial ​0.5 mL ​0.5 mL
Collection Processing
Collect specimen using standard lumbar puncture technique. Aliquot specimen to sterile plastic vial, transport refrigerated.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF​ ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) 4 days
​Frozen ​6 months
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
Useful For
​Detection of Parechovirus.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Children's Mercy Hospital Labs ​Negative
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Children's Mercy Hospital Labs​ ​Monday through Friday ​2 days ​PCR
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87798
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