Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization
Rapid detection of enteric Adenovirus infections.
A negative result does not rule out the presence of adenoviruses because organisms may be present at levels below the detection limits of this assay. This assay should only be used to test patients with clinical history and symptoms consistent with adenovirus disease, and is not used to screen healthy patients.
2 - 5 days
- Viral Antigen: Adenovirus
- ADENOVIRUS ANTIGEN BY EIA
Send body fluids (0.5mL of pleural, peritoneal, ascites, pericardial, or amniotic fluid), respiratory specimens (1 mL of bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate), spinal fluid (0.5 mL), stool (1 g), or urine (1 mL) in a sterile tube or container; send swab specimens (nasal, throat, respiratory, genital, or ocular) in M4-RT transport; send tissue specimens in a sterile container with 1-2 mL of sterile saline or M4-RT transport media. Refrigerate (preferred) or freeze.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.