Norovirus RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR : 19098

Test Code
N12PCR or 19098

Alias/See Also
Norwalk Virus

CPT Codes
87798

Instructions
Random stool.

Transport Container
Transport 1 g random stool (Min: 0.5 mL) in a sterile, unpreserved transport vial.

Transport Temperature
Frozen.

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Reverse-Transcription Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Setup Schedule
Monday - Saturday

Report Available
1-3 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
Not detected.

Clinical Significance
Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) assays are widely used for the rapid and sensitive detection of noroviruses in biological specimens.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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