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2472: Rotavirus Antigen Detection Print View
Rotavirus Antigen EIA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Stool 1 (0.5) g   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Culturette/Swab   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  

The assay is an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) intended for the detection of rotavirus antigen in human fecal specimens. Rotavirus is the most important cause of early childhood non-bacterial gastroenteritis with the illness also being observed in the elderly and immunocompromised patients.

Specimen of choice: fresh stool specimen
collected as soon after onset of symptoms as possible (3-5 days).
Diapers and rectal swabs for infants are acceptable. Specimens
collected in formalin, PVA or SAF are not acceptable. Culturettes with
gel are not acceptable. Collect 0.5 to
1 g (mL) fresh stool in a clean, leakproof plastic container (no
preservatives). Samples may be stored at 2-8 deg C for 3 days. For
long term storage, freezing at -20 deg C or lower is recommended.
Ship within 24 hours of collection on dry ice.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87425

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.






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