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Test ID BLOD0772 WEST NILE VIRUS, IGM

AKA

West Nile,

IgM antibodies,

West Nile Virus Screen

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen: Serum. Draw one gold-top serum separator tube. Hemolyzed and lipemic specimens will be rejected.

Transport Temperature

Send specimen room temperature. If transport delayed (>8 hours), send refrigerated. If transport will take more than 48 hours, freeze and transport frozen.

Performed Test Frequency

Off Season: Monday
During Season: Monday and Thursday, or daily (based on volumes)

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA, ELISA).

CPT

86790

Storage On Site

-20 C or lower.

Specimen Volume

Assay volume – 0.1 mL.

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo