Sample type and Volume required:
Liquid faeces/stool sample collected in a sterile universal container with no additives. Faeces/stool in viral swab tubes with Universl Transport Medium (UTM) is not suitable and will be rejected for testing. Note: If using Electronic Patient Record (EPR) please order "Sample for Virus Detection or Storage".
Storage and transport:
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). Please store samples in a refrigerator if there is a delay in sending samples to CSR.