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Lab Test Dictionary

Adenovirus Antigen Detection, Gastroenteritis , EIA (38945)


Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

1-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-5 mL or g Fresh Stool

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Collect fresh stool in a sterile, leak-proof container without media, perservative or metal ion. For Patients requiring the use of diapers, first line the diaper with clean plastic to prevent absorption. Then transfer 5 mL or g of stool specimen from the plastic lined diaper to the sterile container. Do not submit the diaper itself. Cap securely. Do not use M4 transport media. Do not use any preservative, media, or additive. Rectal swab in a bacterial transport tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 Hours; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Specimens other than stool; Insufficient material on swab; Received in preservative; Transport media; Diapers

Test Volume Required

5 mL or g Fresh Stool

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL or g Fresh Stool

CPT Codes