ROTAVIRUS ANTIGEN

Specimen Required
Stool specimen (pea sized portion of stool) or rectal swab (feces laden swab). Send in a clean, dry, screw-capped container without preservative or media. Send frozen.

Alternate Specimen
Rectal swab with fecal material in culturette (no gel).
Diapers and rectal swabs for infants are acceptable.

Rejection Criteria
Leaky specimens and specimens submitted in non screw-capped containers are not acceptable and will be rejected. Culturettes with gel are not acceptable. Transport systems containing media, serum, preservatives or detergent.

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Stool Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeRAGD
CPT-4 Code (s)
87425
LOINC Codes
5880-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory