Norovirus RT-PCR

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Brief Description

Norovirus PCR

Laboratory Unit

Virology

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)

Virology Test Request Form

Possible Results

Norovirus GI Positive
Norovirus GII Positive
Norovirus Negative

Reference Range

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.