Several viruses are known to cause gastroenteritis. On a global basis viral enteric disease accounts for 60% of illness in developing countries and 40% in developed countries. Enteric viral infections are seen more frequently in infants and children and somewhat lesser in adults. The most common viruses causing gastrointestinal disease are Rotaviruses, Noroviruses, Astrovirus and certain Adenoviruses.
Often symptomatic patients are not diagnosed with a known enteropathogen (bacterium, parasite or yeast), so one could suspect that undiscovered enteropathogens (in particular viruses) are likely to exist. Rapid diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis assists ruling out suspicion of bacterial or parasitological disease.
This test is generally ordered for infants and children to rule out Rotaviruses, Noroviruses, Astrovirus and certain Adenoviruses once parasitic and bacterial testing has been deemed as negative.
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Notice To Patients
NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.
How it works
Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.
A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.
Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.
Our highly skilled and qualified team have created a service where patients can easily gain access to a wide range of pathology testing options.
As a leader in the industry, practitioners are able to trust in our ability to provide them with the technology they need to adequately test their clients and patients.