Which test is performed to identify rotavirus infection in the workup of diarrhea?

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Rotavirus antigen can be identified by enzyme immunoassay and latex agglutination assay of the stool. The false-negative rate is approximately 50%, and false-positive results occur, particularly in the presence of blood in the stools.


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