Enterovirus PCR (Swab)

Test Information

Test Name

Enterovirus PCR (Swab)


Vesicular rash; hand-foot-mouth disease; coxsackie

Preferred Specimen

Viral swab (VTM/UTM hard shaft swab); or dedicated EDTA for neonatal sepsis

Testing Location


Turn Around Time

1 week

Processing Information

Registration Code



  • Enterovirus serology (Coxsackie, Echovirus, Poliovirs) are no longer available.
  • Include clinical details and contact Pathologist prior to requesting test.
  • Other specimen types (non-CSF) or conditions must contact Clinical Microbiologist at Waikato Hospital Laboratory.

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

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