Neurotropic Virus Isolation, Neurotropic Virus Culture, Neurotropic Virus Isolation (HSV, mumps, measles, enterovirus)
CSF (3-5 mL) in sterile bottle (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Positive or Negative
Positive report : 2 - 21 days For enterovirus - final report with enterovirus typing results: 2 - 6 weeks Negative report : 7 days for herpes simplex virus, 14 days for measles virus, 21 days for mumps and enterovirus
Monday – Saturday
Viruses to be expected : Herpes simplex, measles, mumps and enterovirus viruses. Varicella-zoster virus, although not included in the panel, can also be requested at an additional charge.