CSF ENTEROVIRUS BY RTPCR XPERT

Test Code
ENTCSF-XPERT

CPT Codes
87498

Preferred Specimen
CSF

Transport Container
CSF#2


Transport Temperature
REF- 24HRS


Methodology
BY RTPCR XPERT

Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CSF ENTEROVIRUS


Clinical Significance
Rapid molecular detection of enterovirus in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment modalities of patients with meningitis and largely affected cost of unnecessary antibiotic use and length of stay in hospitals.



Performing Laboratory
LMH - Microbiology x3758 or3759:  Molecular  x3170
 



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.