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VIRAL CULTURE RFLX

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VIRCUL
 
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Viral culture is not recommended for CSF samples due to its relative insensitivity compared to molecular assays. If viral meningitis or encephalitis is suspected, CSF samples should be submitted for HSV PCR (HSVRTD), Varicella Zoster PCR (VZVRTP), enterovirus PCR (EVPCR), CMV PCR (CMVRTP), and/or Epstein-Barr virus PCR (EBVPC)


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