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Rotavirus Antigen, Stool

Components

Name Method Department Units
Stool, Rotavirus Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
CMI, Immunology

Specimen Requirements

Stool

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 gm
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinitely day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Stool received on swabs
  • Stool received in Cary-Blair medium
  • Stool received in Ecofix preservative
  • Stool received in O&P kit

Comments

Store stool specimens for up to 3 days from the date of collection refrigerated. Store specimen frozen if test can not be performed within 3 days. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.

CPT Code

  • 87425