FAAST - Specimen: Adenovirus Antigen Detection, Gastroenteritis, EIA

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Test Name

Test ID: FAAST    
Adenovirus Antigen Detection, Gastroenteritis, EIA

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:



Collect 5 grams or 5 mL fresh unpreserved stool in sterile container. Ship frozen.


Rectal Swab

1 rectal swab. Ship frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

1 gram stool; 1 mL stool; 1 rectal swab

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected




Warm reject, Cold OK






Specimens other than stool; dried stool; insufficient material on swab; received in preservative; diapers


Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours