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Test Code Rotavirus Rotavirus Direct Detection Stool

Biohazard Infectious

Clinical System Name

Rotavirus Direct Detection Stool


Rotaviral antigen

Rotaviral EIA



Stool is analyzed for Rotavirus antigen by EIA. A minimum of 7 days is required before repeat testing can be performed. 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Stool

Container: Sterile Container

Preferred Vol: 0.5 grams or mL

Minimum Vol: 0.2 grams or mL


*Rectal Swabs are not acceptable and will be rejected. A minimum of 7 days is required before repeat testing can be performed. 


Processing Instructions

CPA: Send sample to Microbiology for processing. If sample is shared and only one tube, or other container is received, affix shared sample label and send entire sample plus requisition to Microbiology.


Off-site collection:  Off-site Children's Lab locations should send to SCH Main Campus for testing. Refrigerate sample before and during courier transport.


Other off-site locations, refrigerate sample prior to and during transport to SCH.  


Temp Time
Room temp 1 hour
Refrigerated 24 hours
Frozen 72 hours



Procedure Performed Turn Around Time (TAT)
EIA 24/7 1 hour


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory



Microbiology Laboratory

CPT Codes



Reporting Information

Final Report: 24 hours


Notifiable Result

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