Viruses are a common cause of gastrointestinal infection which may result in vomiting and diarrhoea. Outbreaks can occur easily, particularly in semi-closed environments such as hospitals, schools and nurseries. The viral gastroenteritis PCR detects adenovirus, astrovirus, rotavirus type A and sapovirus. The assay issued in conjunction with the norovirus PCR to cover the most common agents of viral gastroenteritis.
Viral Gastroenteritis PCR
|Inform lab before sending||No||Specimen type||Faeces: Collect at least a pea sized amount or 0.5ml into a stool container||Ideal time to take specimen|| ||Labelling requirements||click here||How to take the specimen|| ||Transport to the laboratory||If transport is delayed then store at +4°C||Test Times||Daily||Turnround||24-48hrs||Additional information||See Norovirus|
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