Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) infections caused by viral pathogens, including adenovirus (serotypes 40 and 41), astrovirus, norovirus (genogroups 1 and 2), rotavirus, and sapovirus. Use as a sensitive alternative to traditional antigen testing.

Mnemonic
GIVIRALPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Tue, Thu, Sat

Reported

2-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Stool

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP Supply #40910).  Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL).

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen

Unacceptable Conditions

Formalin-fixed stool.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note

This assay detects Astrovirus, Sapovirus, Rotavirus, Adenovirus Type 40/41, and differentiates Norovirus Group 1 and Group 2.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87506

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0051282 Norovirus 1 by PCR 54905-5
0051283 Norovirus 2 by PCR 54906-3
2013578 Astrovirus by PCR
2013580 Sapovirus by PCR
2013582 Rotavirus by PCR
2013584 Adenovirus 40/41 by PCR
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Aliases
Gastrointestinal Viral Panel by PCR