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Test ID BLOD0771 West Nile IgG

Container Type

Serum tube w/o Gel
Serum Gel

Specimen Type/Requirements

Serum

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Stability

Room Temp: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 7 days

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes
Lipemia: Yes

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Instructions

Samples are best collected 10 days after onset of symptoms.
Antibodies may not show up earlier than that and could result in a false negative.
Positives are repeated on the next scheduled testing day.
This test requires its own frozen aliquot.
Seasonal testing – scheduled times may vary

Performed Test Frequency

Testing is seasonal.  Currently performed on Wednesdays until further notice.

Methodology

EIA

CPT

86789

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls