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Enterovirus PCR

Alias: EV, Hand foot and mouth

Discipline: Virology

Test information: Detect and Enterovirus RNA from blood.

Availability: Referred to Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust: Monday - Friday during routine hours: 08:45 - 17:15.

Turnaround Time: 3 Day upon receipt at Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust

Specimen Type(s)
  • EDTA Whole Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Purple Top Microtainer BD;
  • Enterovirus RNA;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport

Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Outside of normal hours samples should be refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C).

Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Results: Not detected / Detected
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

See RASH ULCER PCR for Enterovirus RNA detection in eyes and vesicle swabs.

See VIRAL MENINGITIS PCR for Enterovirus RNA detection in cerebral spinal fluid.

If you have any queries about a test or results interpretation please contact us.

Last updated: 30-05-2023