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.
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.
Please contact Infection ControlSpecimen Labelling Procedure