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Enterovirus and Parechovirus NAT

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source

Blood

If testing on specimen other than blood required, refer to Provincial Laboratory http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx. 

Mnemonic

PLBL

Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Do not collect in same tube with any other test.

Specimen Handling

Do not open tubes, do not centrifuge.

Transport on ice or cold packs. Ensure tube is not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Additional Information

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Parechovirus NAT, Polio
Reference Interval