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.

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