NOROVIRUS GROUP 1 & 2 DETECTION BY RT-PCR

Mnemonic

NORO

Synonym

Norovirus - Norwalk agent

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Random Stool in a clean, unpreserved container

View Stool Collection Guide

Patient Instructions for Special Stool Testing: English

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°)

Rejection Criteria

Stools in formalin, PVA, Carey Blair, or other transport vials containing preservatives

Stability

Room Temperature (15-28ºC): 1 hour; Refrigerated (2-8ºC): 2 days; Frozen (-70ºC): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Within 24 hours of receipt

Method

PCR

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not detected

CPT Codes

87798 x2

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:21 AM