Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Adeno virus Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test detects adenovirus (type 40/41) in stool specimens of patients aiding in the diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis



Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type


Sample volume

2 mL liquid stoolor2 g semiformed stool

Sample collection Container

Sterile screw-cap container

Sample collection instructions

Stool samples should be collected in clean and dry containers (no preservatives or transport media).

Sample storage

refrigerated at 2-8 C

Reference range


Results Turnaround

2 - 4 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Detection of adenovirus (type 40/41) is linked to having viral gastroenteritis