ROTAVIRUS DETECTION

Mnemonic

ROTAVIR

Synonym

Rotazyme

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

0.5 g stool (pea size)in a sterile container.

Handling

For specimen collection and transport, see Preferred Specimen Collection/Transport Guide for Stool Orders.

Transport

Refrigerate

Rejection Criteria

Samples preserved in PVA, formalin or enteric transport medium

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

EIA

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87425

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:29 AM