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ROSCR
ROTAVIRUS ANTIGEN, FECES

Test Code ROSCR 
Test ROTAVIRUS ANTIGEN, FECES 
Methodology Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) 
Description Useful for detecting rotavirus antigen in patient stool. The virus is eliminated from the infected individual whithin a few days following acute infection. A prolonged carrier state has been recognized with rotavirus infection. 
Specimen 10 g of stool in a clean, dry container free of detergent residue. Do not dilute the stool specimen. Place in a screw-capped, sterile container in a tightly sealing plastic bag and send refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

NOTE: A specimen obtained from a diaper is acceptable if it is transferred promptly to a screw-capped, sterile container for transport to the laboratory. 

Reference Values Negative (reported as positive or negative) 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 87425