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Test Catalog

Test ID: ROTA    
Rotavirus Antigen, Feces

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Special Instructions for other tests that may be useful in the evaluation of a patient with diarrhea.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Fecal

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

Supplies: Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile fecal container

Acceptable: Swab

Specimen Volume: 5-10 g

Collection Instructions: Place specimen in a tightly sealed plastic bag.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 g

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

Other Grossly bloody (containing no visible feces) Very mucoid feces

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
FecalFrozen (preferred)7 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours