Ordering Recommendation

Detect Norovirus groups 1 and 2.

Mnemonic
NOROPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-5 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
Remarks
Stability

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

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)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
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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Aliases
  • Human Calcivirus
  • Nororvirus RNA, RT-PCR
  • Norovirus I and II PCR
  • Norovirus RNA
  • Norwalk Virus
Norovirus, Groups 1 and 2 by PCR