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Laboratory Information

Test Name

Enterovirus PCR


Enterovirus PCR (CSF)
Enterovirus PCR (Swabs)

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

0.5mL CSF. Vesicle swabs in viral transport medium for hand,foot and mouth disease. Dedicated EDTA for neonatal enteroviral sepsis and for cases of meningitis or encephalitis where CSF cannot be obtained. Other conditions by negotiation.

Test Information


Molecular Biology

Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Laboratory Turnaround Time



Real time PCR


Detected or Not detected.

Minimum Volume

0.2mL CSF, 0.5mL whole blood in EDTA (dedicated sample)