Rotavirus genotyping

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Enteric, Environmental and Food Virology Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Rotavirus genotyping
Organisms Rotavirus
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Culture requirements Faecal specimen positive by rotavirus antigen test or by PCR/NAT. Minimum 0.25 g or 0.25 mL.
Pre-transport requirements Store faecal specimen at 5 ± 3°C for up to 2 weeks, otherwise freeze at -20°C.
Transport requirements Ambient temperature within 24 hours.
Unacceptable sample types Specimens received without a form, with insufficient material to analyse, or in poorly labelled or leaking containers will not be tested. Insufficient sample (< 0.25 g or < 0.25 mL) may be rejected.
How results reported Presence or absence of rotavirus by RT-qPCR (for confirmation of rotavirus presence). Genotyping report will follow.
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