Faeces for Rotavirus

Microbiology

Notes

 

Sample requirements

Stool container with spoon

Do not contaminate with urine

For liquid stools do not fill pot more than half full

Stool container with spoon

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Recent Rotavirus vaccination

Storage/transport

Transport as soon as possible. If transport is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at room temperature.

Turnaround time

Positive results within 24 hours Monday to Friday

2 - 5 days otherwise


Page last reviewed: 30/03/2015