Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Rota virus Test in Kenya

Brief Description

The rotavirus test is a stool test used to diagnose a rotavirus infection. Its usually prescribed in the management of vomiting and diarrhea.

Synonyms

fecal rotavirus, Rotavirus Ag stool, Stool rotavirus Ag.

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type

Stool

Sample volume

5-10g

Sample collection Container

Sterile fecal container

Sample collection instructions

No use of container with preservatives, metal ions, detergents, or serum.

Sample storage

Refrigerated immediately up to 24 hours at 2-8 C. If the delay is greater than 24 hours, the specim

Reference range

Negative

Results Turnaround

1 - 4 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Rotavirus is an extremely common cause of pediatric gastroenteritis