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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.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily

Methodology

Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAD)

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo

CPT

87798

Storage On Site

Refrigerated (2-8 °C) up to 48 hours after collection.

Transport Temperature

Transport refrigerated (2-8 °C)