Test Catalog

Test ID: LNORO    
Norovirus PCR, Molecular Detection, Feces

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Shipping Instructions

Place vial in a sealed plastic bag and ship ambient. Specimens received at other temperature will be rejected.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: C and S Vial (T058)

Container/Tube: Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator, either Cary-Blair, Para-Pak Culture and Sensitivity Media [C and S T058])

Specimen Volume: Representative portion of diarrheal stool, 1 gram or 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect fresh stool and place in preservative within 1 hour of collection.

2. Visibly formed stool is not consistent with Norovirus gastrointestinal disease and should not be submitted for testing.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Nonpreserved feces Transport media other than Cary-Blair or C and S Fecal swabs Visibly formed feces Frozen specimen

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
FecalAmbient7 days