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Enterovirus (Coxsackie virus, hand, foot and mouth disease) serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top,


Turnaround Time: 3-7 days

Serological diagnosis of Coxsackie A and B and the numbered enteroviruses

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Epsom