National Reference Centre for Norovirus

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The stool and vomit of affected persons are suitable for norovirus testing. Normally, stool samples are analysed for the purpose of making a norovirus diagnosis. Ideally, the stool samples should be taken during the symptomatic phase of the infection when the viral load is highest. The stool containers should be filled to at least one third of their capacity. To ensure safe transportation, the filled container must be put in a second container. If short-term storage of the stool samples is necessary (e.g. during the collection of samples during an outbreak), the containers should be refrigerated.

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The stool and vomit of affected persons are suitable for norovirus testing. Normally, stool samples are analysed for the purpose of making a norovirus diagnosis. Ideally, the stool samples should be taken during the symptomatic phase of the infection when the viral load is highest. The stool containers should be filled to at least one third of their capacity. To ensure safe transportation, the filled container must be put in a second container. If short-term storage of the stool samples is necessary (e.g. during the collection of samples during an outbreak), the containers should be refrigerated.

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Mag. Dr. Ingeborg Lederer
Phone: +43 5 055561276
Beethovenstraße 6
8010 Graz
Dr. Burkhard Springer
Phone: +43 50 555-61200
Beethovenstraße 6
8010 Graz
Mag. Dr. Ingeborg Lederer
Phone: +43 5 055561276
Beethovenstraße 6
8010 Graz
Dr. Burkhard Springer
Phone: +43 50 555-61200
Beethovenstraße 6
8010 Graz

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