Sample type and Volume required:
Faeces or vomitus. Samples to be collected in a sterile universal container with no additives.
Note: If using Electronic Patient Record (EPR) please order "Norovirus Test PCR".
Call in advance:
Please contact Infection Control for advice.
2 working days (seasonal)
Storage and transport:
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). Samples should be sent to Central Specimen Reception (CSR) promptly as the sensitivity of assays that detect RNA/DNA depend on sample quality/integrity. Please store samples in a refrigerator if there is a delay in sending samples to CSR.