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Test Compendium

8214: ENTEROVIRUS RT-PCR

Test Code

  • 8214

Test Synonym

  • ENTEROVIRUS REAL TIME PCR

Volume

  • 0.5 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, OR one rectal swab

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, OR one rectal swab

Specimen Requirements

  • See Special Instructions

Container

  • Sterile Container, Np Swab, Culture Swab, Culturette, Swab In Universal Transport Medium

Storage

  • Refrigerated

CPT Codes

  • 87498
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 0.5 mL CSF (noncentrifuged), one NP/throat swab, 1 g fresh stool, OR one rectal swab

Additional Information

  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), nasopharyngeal (NP)/throat swab, stool OR rectal swab submitted in; Sterile container (CSF, stool), universal transport medium (NP/throat swab, rectal swab)

Specimen Stability

  • Swabs and stools are stable at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen for seven days. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days and frozen for 90 days.