ROTAVIRUS ANTIGEN

Specimen Required
Collect stool in a sterile container. Send 1 gram (0.5 g minimum) unpreserved stool, refrigerated in an IATA-approved sterile screw-capped plastic container.

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. Stool preserved in formalin, AF, PVA or Carey Blair are also not acceptable. Culturettes with gel are not acceptable.

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Stool: Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 7 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