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Test ID NBLD0151 NOROVIRUS, FECAL

AKA

Norovirus,

Norovirus, Stool

Specimen Type/Requirements

Collect specimen in a clear or sterile container with a tight fitting cover. Transfer stool to Cary-Blair (or ParaPak
Enteric-Plus) medium. Rectal swabs, specimens contaminated with urine and diapers are unacceptable. Specimens collected following barium and/or Bismuth radiological examination are unacceptable for 7-10 days. It is recommended that stool specimens from both adults and children in the hospital for >3 days not be tested unless
there are delineated plausible or epidemiological reasons to do so.

Transport Temperature

Transport refrigerated (4-8 °C)

Performed Test Frequency

Daily

Methodology

Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAD)

CPT

87798

Storage On Site

Refrigerated (4-8 °C) up to 48 hours after collection.

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo