Norovirus PCR

This test is referred to another lab outside our network
This does not affect where samples are sent and where your results are issued.
Description: 
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for Norovirus
Clinical details: 
Diarrhoea, vomiting
Synonyms or keywords: 
Noro, Norwalk, Winter vomiting
Sample type and Volume required: 
Stool sample in a sterile universal container
Call in advance: 
Discuss with infection control lead/consultant microbiologist
Turnaround time: 
2-3 days
Special sample instructions: 

This test is referred to another laboratory within our network. This does not affect where samples are sent and where results are issued.”

Storage and transport: 
Specimens should be refrigerated if transport is delayed
Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015