FNLV - Specimen: Norovirus, EIA (Stool)

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Test ID: FNLV    
Norovirus, EIA (Stool)

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Fecal

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.

Preferred Specimen Type: Unpreserved stool

Supplies: Sterile stool container

Container/Tube: Sterile stool container

Specimen Volume: 2 g

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen

 

Collection Instructions: Collect 2 grams of fresh unpreserved stool in sterile container. Send specimen frozen.

 

NOTE: Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

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

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Rectal swabs; stool in transport media that contains: preservatives, animal sera, metal ions, oxidizing agents or detergents

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
FecalFrozen (preferred)21 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours
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