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What are the tests for norovirus infections?

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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics

In brief: PCR if needed

Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection.
That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norovirus or a different virus, the treatment is the same: hydration (and maybe vomiting or diarrhea medications) while the body clears the virus on its own. For special cases or public health purposes, stool or vomit can be tested by pcr.

In brief: PCR if needed

Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection.
That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norovirus or a different virus, the treatment is the same: hydration (and maybe vomiting or diarrhea medications) while the body clears the virus on its own. For special cases or public health purposes, stool or vomit can be tested by pcr.
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Dr. Sarah Cueva
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