Rotavirus EIA

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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)

Virology Test Request Form

Possible Results

Rotavirus antigen Positive
Unsatisfactory
Negative

Reference Range

Negative


Unacceptable Conditions

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

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.