Jun 28, 2017




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Rotavirus Ag, Stool

Rotavirus Ag, Stool (XROTAG) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Rotavirus Ag, Stool

Test Name: Rotavirus Ag, Stool

Health Link Test Code: XROTAG

LIS Test Code: ROTA

CPT Code(s): 87425

Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay

Clinical Information:

Detects rotavirus in stool.

Days Performed: Daily.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Stool

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Collection Instructions:

Collect specimen within 3-5 days of diarrhea onset.

Collection Volume: 2 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 2 mL

Stability Ambient:

2 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

72 hours

Stability Frozen:

> 72 hours at -80°C.

Sample Analyzed: Stool

Testing Volume: 0.3 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate if delay.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Test has not been evaluated for meconium stool.


LIMIT: One specimen every 7 days.



Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Test Limitations:

Specimens containing a high amount of blood may give an invalid result. Meconium stool has not been evaluated for this test.