Rotavirus Antigen, Feces
Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.
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.
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.
Supplies: Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)
Preferred: Sterile stool container
Specimen Volume: 5-10 g
Additional Information: Place specimen in a tightly-sealing plastic bag.
If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).
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.
Grossly bloody (containing no visible stool) or very mucoid stool
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Fecal||Frozen (preferred)||7 days|