Heart (pericarditis, myocarditis) serology screen




Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset
  • Pericarditis, myocarditis


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Enterovirus IgM sent to a National Reference Centre

10 - 14 days

Page last reviewed: 18/11/2013