Enterovirus RNA

Enterovirus RNA qualitative assay.

Clinical details: 
Enteroviruses are members of the Picornaviridae family and include the polioviruses, coxsackieviruses A and B, echoviruses and enteroviruses 68-71 and 73. Enterovirus infections are usually sub-clinical but can cause human disease ranging from severe paralysis to aseptic meningitis. The genome is a single-stranded positive sense RNA molecule of approximately 7.5kb. The open reading frame containing the virus genes is flanked by conserved 5' and 3' untranslated regions.
Positive /Negative/Indeterminate/Inhibitory
Sample type and Volume required: 
4 ml EDTA, plasma, serum, faeces, CSF, CTNS, NPA, BAL, TS, CSF
Turnaround time: 
3 days
Special sample instructions: 

send to laboratory as soon as possible.

Time limit for extra tests: 
Depends on sample
South London Specialist Virology Centre
Results: 02032996155 Medical Advice: 02032996298
King's College Hospital
Cheyne Wing, 2nd Floor (opposite Liver ITU)
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

DX address: South London (PHL) Kings DX 6570200 Peckham 90SE
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015