Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Rotovirus direct antigen test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to detect prence of Rotavirus antigens"," for the management of acute diarrhea.

Synonyms

No special preparation needed

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type

Liguid stool

Sample volume

2 mL

Sample collection Container

Empty stool transport vialorscrew-cap container"," sterile no additives

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be collected 3-5 days after onset of symptoms.Refrigerate immediately after sample collection

Sample storage

Stable at 2-8C

Reference range

Negative

Results Turnaround

1-4 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

A positive Rotovirus antigen is associated with vomiting and watery diarrhea"," fever"," and abdominal pain.