|Test||NOROVIRUS GROUP 1 & 2 DETECTION BY RT-PCR|
|Methodology||Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
Norovirus virus detection was performed by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of a portion of the viral RNA polymerase gene and real-time detection using TaqMan detection probes. This method will detect genogroup 1 and genogroup 2 noroviruses. The analytical sensitivity of this assay is approximately 100 virus copies/assay. Positive results should be correlated with clinical presentation as Noroviruses are excreted in the stool for 2-3 weeks after clinical symptoms resolve. A negative result does not rule out infection.
|Specimen||1.0 mL stool (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a sterile IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container.
|Reference Values||Not Detected|
|Analytic Time||2-3 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday - Saturday|
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