Test ID: QG050
CPT code: 86788;86789
Specimen Type: gel clot
Frequency: In season M,W,F; non-season Tu,Th; analytic time 3 days
Instructions: 1.0mL serum from SST. Refrigerate. Minimum 0.5mL.
Text: West Nile Virus is a flavivirus recently associated with an outbreak of encephalitis in the Eastern United States. West Nile Virus IgM is usuallydetectable by the time symptoms appear, but IgG may not be detectable until day 4 or day 5 of illness. Antibodies induced by West Nile Virus infection show extensive cross reactivity with other flaviviruses, including Dengue Fever Virus and St. Louis Encephalitis Virus.
COMPONENTS: Q0224 WEST NILE VIRUS AB IGM
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay