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Norovirus Testing



Stool Sample

Specimen container

Faecal Pot

Special Instructions

Please send a separate sample for this test – do not combine with faecal culture or C. difficile testing.

Please ensure that stool sample pots are filled between 1/3 to 1/2 full. This is sufficient sample volume for all stool tests. Under-filling or over-filling stool sample pots may lead to samples being unsuitable for analysis.

Test Usage

Diagnosis of Norovirus infection.

This test can only be requested on inpatients in liaison with the Infection Control service. Other specimens sent without Infection Control approval may not be processed.

For non-inpatient requests – please contact the Laboratory before sending samples.


Local test

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact Infection Control

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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