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Rotavirus & Adenovirus

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Faeces -A liquid specimen of 1-2 mL is sufficient.1 gram (large pea-size) of solid specimen

Rotavirus and adenovirus testing is routinely performed on faecal specimens from children aged 4 or younger. If outbreaks in adults are suspected, please contact the laboratory prior to sending specimens.


Turnaround Time:

2-3 days

Detection of Rotavirus and adenovirus in faeces

Other Comments:

Collection container (including preservatives): Collect specimens in appropriate CE marked leak proof containers

Special instructions - provide relevant clinical data and details if recent or current antimicrobial treatment 

Specimen collection- Specimen may be passed into a clean, dry, disposable bedpan or similar container and transferred into an appropriate CE marked leak proof containers and place in sealed plastic bags.

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature