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Test Code ROTA Rotavirus Antigen, Feces

Reporting Name

Rotavirus Ag, F

Useful For

Investigation of patients with diarrhea, particularly infants, the elderly, and immunocompromised patients

 

Investigation of nosocomial diarrhea

Testing Algorithm

See Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm in Special Instructions for other tests that may be useful in the evaluation of a patient with diarrhea.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Supplies: Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile stool container

Acceptable: Swab

Specimen Volume: 5-10 g

Additional Information: Place specimen in a tightly-sealing plastic bag.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  72 hours

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

87425

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ROTA Rotavirus Ag, F 5880-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
24082 Rotavirus Ag, F 5880-0

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Grossly bloody (containing no visible stool) or very mucoid stool

Method Name

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)