Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus



Rhinoviruses (HRV) and Enteroviruses (EV) are related RNA viruses in the Picornaviridae family.29 There are more than 100 serotypes of human rhinovirus based on the serology of the capsid protein.29 Rhinovirus is noted as causing the “common cold”, but may also be involved in precipitating asthma attacks and severe complications.29 Enteroviruses are divided into four species that include a total of at least 89 distinct types. Individual types can be associated with different clinical manifestations, including nonspecific respiratory illnesses in infants or adults.30 Both rhinoviruses and enteroviruses are prevalent year round.31,32

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Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus


Nasopharyngeal Swab (NPS)

collected according to standard technique and immediately placed in 1-3 mL of transport media

Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 30 days


1 – 24 hours from recept at lab