Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Norovirus - Norwalk Virus

Test Name: Norovirus - Norwalk Virus
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Faeces
Collection Information: Collect faeces in a sterile container.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Collect faeces within 48 hours of onset of symptoms.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Electron Microscopy
Immunochromogenic test
RT-PCR
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be stored at room temperature.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
VIREM
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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