WEST NILE VIRUS, RT-PCR

Mnemonic

MISC

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: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:34 AM