Brief Description

Norovirus PCR

Laboratory Unit

Virology & Molecular

Methodology

Reverse Transcriptase - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Collection

Specimen in sterile cup.  No additive or medium

Norovirus Specimen Collection

Storage/Transport

Store/transport refrigerated.

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)

Stool
Vomitus

Test Request Form(s)

Possible Results

Norovirus GI Positive
Norovirus GII Positive
Norovirus Negative

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not identified

Interfering Substances

Stool/vomitus specimens are likely to contain substances that will interfere with RT-PCR assays.

Multiple specimens (3-10 individuals) are requested to maximize the liklehood of positive test results.

Result Reported

One working day

Fees

N/A

CPT Codes

N/A

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

N/A

Additional Information

Stool specimens will be tested for the presence of Rotavirus and Adenovirus 1/41.