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WEST NILE VIRUS, RT-PCR

Synonym

West Nile Virus RNA

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. Or CSF.

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells.Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. 

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

1-4 days

Method

Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP (50229)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative:    West Nile virus nucleic acid not detected
Positive:     West Nile virus nucleic acid detected

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 02:04:03 PM


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