Enterovirus PCR (CSF)

Test Information

Test Name

Enterovirus PCR (CSF)


Meningitis, encephalitis

Preferred Specimen


Testing Location

PLBOP; Referral

Turn Around Time

1 day

Processing Information

Registration Code

see notes (MXP or ETVR)


  • MXP (only by Microbiology/Molecular after approval) - PLBOP, PLR, PLT, PLWHK Hospital requests
  • ETVR - PLW or community requests from PLBOP/PLR/PLWHK/ PLT
  • 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 (for community requests only)

External Lab Website