ROTAVIRUS

Code
600.0800
Name
ROTAVIRUS
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
87425
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Stool

Volume

2.0 g formed stool or 2.0 mL liquid stool

Transport Info

Refrigerated 72 hours

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative for presence of Rotavirus Antigen

Methodology

Clinical Significance

Diagnose rotavirus infection.

Rotaviruses are the most important cause of early childhood non-bacterial castroenteritis. May result in mortality for populations at risk such as infants, the elderly and immunocompromised patients.

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