West Nile Virus CSF IgG & IgM

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: WNVC MAYO

Specimen Type: CSF

Tube Type: CSF container

Collection Volume: 1.0 mL (minimum 0.8 mL)

Cause for rejection: -

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Special Instructions: In acute infection, specific antibodies are sometimes detectable in CSF before they are detectable in serum. Interpretation of results may be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive transfer of antibody from blood, and contamination via bloody taps.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 1-4 days

Additional Info: Reference range: IgG = Negative; IgM = Negative

CPT Code: 86788, 86789

Panel Includes: West Nile Virus IgG, West Nile Virus IgM, West Nile Virus Interpretation

Synonyms: WNV
West Nile Virus

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