Rotavirus and Adenovirus Antigen

Description: 
Rapid test for Rotavirus and Adenovirus Antigen, used for testing samples of diarrhoea from children under 5 years old.
Clinical details: 
Rotavirus and Adenovirus are important causes of viral gastroenteritis in children. Rotavirus is the most important viral cause of severe gastroenteritis in children worldwide. Symptoms are vomiting, fever and non-bloody diarrhoea and severe complications can occur. Adults are less severely affected. Symptoms can be protracted in the immunocompromised.
Synonyms or keywords: 
Rota, Adeno, gastroenteritis
Sample type and Volume required: 
Faeces.
Turnaround time: 
2 days
Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). Please store samples in refrigerator if a delay in sending samples to CSR is unavoidable.
Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730


For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 20/11/2017