Specimen must be received by the laboratory no later than 1300 on the day the test is to be performed.
Sealed plastic feces container, no preservative; sealed sterile or nonsterile clean container
Liquid stool is the preferred specimen.
Specimen on outside of container, inappropriate specimen, specimen submitted in a preservative, specimen contaminated with water and/or urine, inappropriate specimen container, specimen submitted on a diaper or tissue paper, insufficient specimen volume, specimen containing interfering substances (i.e. castor oil, bismuth, Metamucil?, barium). Only one specimen will be accepted per day unless purged samples are required to be submitted.
1 mL liquid stool
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
No Rotavirus antigen detected
LIMITATIONS OF TEST:
The test result is reported as negative or positive only; quantitation is NOT provided.
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
If the specimen yields an initial negative result, repeat testing may be warranted if the patients` condition is consistent with infection. Submit the repeat specimen 24 hours after the initial submission.