Rotavirus Antigen

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ROTAVIR AG
POE DESCRIPTION: ROTAVIRUS ANTIGEN
CPT CODE: 87425
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily
TURNAROUND TIME:

1 day

CONTAINER TYPE: Sealed plastic feces container, no preservative; sealed sterile or nonsterile clean container
COLLECTION: Liquid stool is the preferred specimen.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Fresh stool
REJECTION CRITERIA: 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.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL liquid stool
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: No Rotavirus antigen detected
LIMITATIONS OF TEST: The test result is reported as negative or positive only; quantitation is NOT provided.
METHODOLOGY:

Chromatographic immunoassay

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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.

LAST UPDATED:

6-3-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Rotavirus Antigen Screen; Rotavirus EIA