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Test Code ROTA Rotavirus Antigen, Feces

Reporting Name

Rotavirus Ag, F

Useful For

Investigation of patients with diarrhea, particularly infants, the elderly, and immunocompromised patients


Investigation of nosocomial diarrhea

Testing Algorithm

See Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Special Instructions for other tests that may be useful in the evaluation of a patient with diarrhea.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Supplies: Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)


Preferred: Sterile fecal container

Acceptable: Swab

Specimen Volume: 5-10 g

Collection Instructions: Place specimen in a tightly sealed plastic bag.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  72 hours

Reference Values


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ROTA Rotavirus Ag, F 5880-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
24082 Rotavirus Ag, F 5880-0

Reject Due To

Other Grossly bloody (containing no visible feces) Very mucoid feces

Method Name

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Secondary ID