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Test Name: Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) for Viral Testing
Test Code: PCSFT
Sample Type: Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Collection and Shipping Requirements: Freeze. Send on ice pack.
Testing available for: herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (VZV), enterovirus/parechovirus, cytomegalovirus(CMV), epstein barr virus (EBV), polyoma (JC virus).
Requires approval by Medical Microbiologist