Days Set Up
Analytic Time

16 days

MiChart Code
Viral Culture, Non respiratory (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Cytomegalovirus Culture
Cytomegalovirus shell vial
CMV Culture
Adenovirus Culture
Enterovirus Culture
VZV Culture
Varicella zoster Culture
Herpes simplex shell vial
HSV Culture
Herpes simplex Culture

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Cell Culture

Test Usage

Diagnosing viral infections.

Reference Range

Negative. If positive, virus is identified.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements


SWAB: collect ocular, rectal, dermal, or oral swab specimen using dacron or rayon swab with an aluminum or plastic shaft; do not use swab with calcium alginate tip or wooden shaft. Place swab in in M4RT, M4 or M5 transport and refrigerate. FLUID: place 1 mL CSF or other body fluid in a sterile tube or container and refrigerate. TISSUE: place tissue in a sterile container with 1-2 mL of sterile saline or M4RT (or M4, or M5) transport media and refrigerate. STOOL: Place 5-10 g stool in a sterile container and refrigerate. Dermal and oral specimens are only acceptable for enterovirus culture: for dermal or oral specimens for hand-foot-and-mouth disease or enterovirus, clearly indicate "enterovirus" on request.

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.