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Norovirus by RT-PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8468

 

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Sat. Less frequently out of season

Reported: 

1 day for routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 5.0 mL stool in sterile leak-proof container
Pediatric volume: 3.0 mL.

 

Notes: 

Testing frequency is 6 days a week during winter norovirus season, and 3 days a week out of season. A positive result indicates acute infection, however, norovirus can be shed for weeks after symptoms resolve.

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 9:59:18 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 9:59:18 AM