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Adenovirus 40/41

Test Code: B66008
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Clinical Utility

This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.

Adenoviruses have a worldwide distribution and infections occur throughout the year. In young children, 5 to 10 percent of acute diarrheal illnesses are caused by adenoviruses types 40 and 41 and they can cause prolonged diarrheal syndrome in infants. Symptoms may include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, and may last for approximately 10 days. Transmission of adenovirus can occur via aerosol droplets, the fecal-oral route, and by contact with contaminated fomites. Adenoviruses can survive up to 3 weeks at room temperature on environmental surfaces; they are resistant to lipid disinfectants, but are inactivated by heat, formaldehyde, or bleach (sodium hypochlorite).

 

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.

The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for general informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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