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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Norovirus


Faeces Container - Brown Container With Specimen Spoon

Common Abbreviation
Test typeEIA
Sample typeFaeces
Specimen Container TypeFaeces Container - Brown Container With Specimen Spoon
Sample Testing Amount1-2ml liquid faeces, 'walnut' sized semi-formed faeces. If more than one investigation is requested per sample, a larger quantity of the sample is needed.
Turnaround Time24 hours
LaboratoryScarborough, York
Reference Interval
Additional NotesAn ILOG number must have been issued before a cluster of cases can be processed as a suspected outbreak. Samples from each outbreak will only be tested until the first positive result has been obtained. After this point all further cases will be assumed to be Norovirus and WILL NOT be tested. Only samples submitted from the patients identified as being directly involved in the outbreak will be tested (this information must be provided by the Infection Prevention and Contol Team along with the relevant ILOG number). Testing for Norovirus without the provision of an ILOG number will only be performed at the request of a Clinical Microbiologist?Specialist.
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