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Adenovirus Antigen Detection, Gastroenteritis, EIA

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code AADG
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method EIA
Collection Instructions 5 mL or 5 g stool or swab with visible stool (1 mL stool or 1 g minimum, pea-sized portion of stool).
Collect fresh stool in sterile, leak-proof container without media, perservative or metal ion. For patients requiring the use of diapers, first line the diaper with clean plastic to prevent absorption. Then transfer 5 g or 5 mL of stool specimen from the plastic lined diaper to the sterile container.
Do not submit the diaper itself. Cap securely. Do not use M4 transport media. Do not use any preservative, media or additive.
Container type Stool collection container
Amount to Collect 5 mL / 5 g
Sample type Stool
Preferred volume 5 mL / 5g
Min. Volume 1 mL / 1 g
Processing notes Do not aliquot. Freeze sample and transport to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 38945.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Specimens other than stool · Insufficient material on swab · Received in preservative · Transport media · Diapers
Normal range
Stability Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 30 days
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information Adenovirus causes respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis, and diarrhea. Infections are most common in individuals who are immunocompromised and in young children. Adenovirus Antigen Detection is useful to confirm the diagnosis of adenovirus infection in patients with gastroenteritis.
CPT coding 87301-90
LOINC code 5825-5
Last Updated 6/14/2016 10:39:33 AM
Entry Number 1735
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