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VIRUS ISOLATION IN CARDIAC DISEASES

Synonym(s):

Virus culture in cardiac diseases

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Stool for enteroviruses

Throat swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate during the first 3 – 4 days of onset

Pericardial fluid for pericarditis

Send samples (except stool & pericardial fluid) in Virus Transport Medium.
(See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze.

Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.

Method

​Tissue culture

Test Results

​Reported as Positive or Negative

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Positive report
- Influenza : 2 - 10 days
- Enteroviruses : 3 days - 3 weeks (preliminary)

Enteroviruses: Final report with typing results: 2 - 6 weeks

Negative report : 10 days for influenza virus, 21 days for enterovirus

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

​Viruses to be expected : Enterovirus, influenza virus

Change History Notes

  • 02 May 2018 05:00 PM

    Changed TAT for preliminary positive enterovirus report to 3 days - 3 weeks.

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