CPT Code: 87425|
Specimen Type: Stool
Tube Type/Collection Container: Stool container
Collection Volume: 5.0 mL (minimum 1.0 ml)
Cause for rejection: Stool specimen sent on a swab. Stool sent in viral transport media. Specimen sent in diaper. Rectal swab is not acceptable.
Availability: Daily (0800-1600)
Methodology: Antigen detection by Immunochromatographic
Special Instructions: Stool specimens received before 12:00 will be run that same day. Specimens received in the afternoon will be put on the next run of patient specimens.
TAT: 48 hours
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308