Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Gastrointestinal Virus

Test Name: Gastrointestinal Virus
Alternate Name(s): Norovirus
Rotavirus
Adenovirus
Laboratory: Microbiology
Specimen Type: Faeces (1 to 2 grams)
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
4 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2019-12-18
Revised Date:  
Critical Value: Assay detects Norovirus GI, Norovirus GII, Rotavirus and Adenovirus
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Collect faeces within 48 hours of onset of symptoms for inpatients or outbreak specimens. Collect specimens for other settings if symptoms persist for more than 72 hours.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: PCR
Critical Information Required: A completed requisition with the following information is required:
- Patient setting (ICU, Emergency)
- Symptoms
- Date of symptom onset
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
GIVP
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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