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Norovirus RNA

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code P380
Performed by Viracor
Sendout? Yes
Method RT-PCR, Qualitative
Collection Instructions Submit stool sample in clean container. Do NOT collect stool in preservative.

Container type Clean container (urine cup)
Amount to Collect 2 mL
Sample type Stool
Preferred volume 2 mL
Min. Volume Pea size of formed stool or 2 mL of liquid stool
Processing notes Specimen sent out by Microbiology.
Freeze specimen and ship frozen. Seal lid of container with parafilm to prevent leakage during transit. Order Viracor test # 2400
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Stool received in preservative
Normal range Not detected
Synonyms Norwalk-like virus
Stability Room temp or refrigerated 96 hours, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times Turnaround time 2-5 days
Additional information This assay differentiates between Norovirus Group I and Group II. Genogroup I and Genogroup II assays show slight cross-reactivity with high titers of Norovirus Genotype IV RNA.
CPT coding 87798-90 x2
LOINC code 56748-7
Last Updated 12/13/2016 6:21:11 PM
Entry Number 1358
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