Ordering Recommendation

Detect Norovirus groups 1 and 2.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation


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


Unacceptable Conditions

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month


Qualitative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction


Mon, Wed, Fri


1-5 days

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.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes

87798 x2


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0051282 Norovirus 1 by PCR 54905-5
0051283 Norovirus 2 by PCR 54906-3
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  • Human Calcivirus
  • Nororvirus RNA, RT-PCR
  • Norovirus I and II PCR
  • Norovirus RNA
  • Norwalk Virus
Norovirus, Groups 1 and 2 by PCR