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Norovirus PCR

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Container Type

Test ID LAB6335
EPIC Order
  Norovirus PCR
CPT Code(s)   87798
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: Unpreserved stool in sterile container.  
  Micro: Visible amount of stool.
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time   2 hours
Reference Range Normal: Negative
Comments Testing should be performed on symptomatic patients only.  Formed stool or vomitus is not accepted.  Repeat testing of known positives is not recommended as viral shedding can last from days to a few weeks.  Infants and immunocompromised individuals can shed virus for months or years.  Benzalkonium chloride and barium sulfate may cause false-negative results.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 07, 2020

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514