When to test for norovirus: Dr. Bill Morice

Answers from the Lab

Norovirus is the No. 1 cause of foodborne illness in the United States. And while most people who contract norovirus recover on their own without the need for testing or treatment, others do not.

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, and William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, discuss what’s behind recent outbreaks of norovirus and how to keep yourself healthy and protected throughout the remainder of this year’s peak norovirus season.

Specific topics of discussion include: 

  • What is norovirus?
  • Common signs and symptoms of norovirus.
  • Who’s at risk for severe, prolonged symptoms.
  • When testing should be considered.
  • Norovirus testing options available from Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

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Answers from the Lab is a Mayo Clinic Laboratories curated podcast sharing knowledge and advancements regarding the state of testing, laboratory science, and the people who make it all happen behind the scenes. 

Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date.

Suzanne Ferguson

Suzanne Ferguson is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2014. Outside of work, Suzanne can be found traveling, reading and spending time with her family.