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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