Lab Test : Viral Culture - Rectal

Print this page Bookmark and Share
Alternate:Rectal Culture Viral; Stool Viral Culture
Includes:Viral isolation and identification from stool and rectal site.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:RCVC
Available:Daily 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day.
Turnaround:Negatives reported at 14 days, positives as identified
Specimen:Rectal swab
Volume:Sterile swab of rectum (no swabs with wooden shafts please) placed in Viral/Chlamydia transport media.
Container:Viral/Chlamydia transport media
Temperature:Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.
Rejection:Specimen not submitted in Viral/ Chlamydia transport media.
Normal:No virus isolated
Uses:Detects and identifies viral infection in stool.

Detectable Viruses - Adenovirus, CMV, Enterovirus
Limitations:Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a viral infection.
Method:Culture
 

Sign up for Pediatric Link

Finding the latest trusted child health and safety information doesn't have to be hard. Pediatric Link, Dayton Children's e-newsletter offers timely and up-to-date information for health care professionals from the experts you trust at Dayton Children's.  Sign up

Upcoming Events

The 29th Ghost N' Goblins 5k Run and Walk registration. The 5k Run/Walk benefits Dayton Children's Hospital.

Voyage on the Parkway: a fun event for families with preschool aged children.

Child car seat safety check by certified technicians

View full event calendarView full event calendar

The Right Experts

Just right for all kids

Accreditations

The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815
937-641-3000
www.childrensdayton.org