Brief Description

Rotavirus EIA

Laboratory Unit

Virology

Methodology

EIA

Specimen Collection

Virus Isolation Kit
Gastrointestinal outbreak kit
Sterile container

Storage/Transport

Refrigerated/freeze packs

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)

Raw stool

Test Request Form(s)

Possible Results

Rotavirus antigen Positive
Unsatisfactory
Negative

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Specimen received warm
  • Specimen in transport medium (Cary-Blair)
  • Incorrect specimen type
  • No name on specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient
  • Improper storage/transport of specimen

Interfering Substances

Raw specimen only.

Result Reported

Day of receipt, next working day.

Fees

N/A

CPT Codes

N/A

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

N/A

Additional Information

Rotavirus disease is common in infants and young children. Vaccinated and unvaccinated children may develop rotavirus disease more than once because there are many different types of rotavirus and neither natural infection of vaccination provides full immunity from future infections.