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S50450: Norovirus, EIA (Stool) [81106] Print View
Norovirus EIA, Stool EIA  Not Detected   

PRIMARY
1 Stool 2 (1) g   Frozen - 21 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE

Norovirus is the major cause of nonbacterial gastroenteritis associated with outbreaks and sporadic cases in humans. Norovirus affects all age groups, with an incubation period of 24 to 48 hours and typically lasts up to 3 days with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache and fever. Detection of viral antigen in stool helps confirm individual cases and define outbreaks.

Clean container with no preservative specimens should be
stored and shipped refrigerated within 72 hrs or stored at
< = -20 degrees C. and shipped frozen (preferred).
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87449

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.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen Reject criteria: Rectal swabs; stool in transport media that contains preservatives, animal sera, metal ions, oxidizing agents or detergents.






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