Test ID: ZG207
CPT code: 87798
Specimen Type: CSF
Frequency: Setup: Varies by season; Analytic time 2-3 days
Instructions: 0.8mL spinal fluid. Do not centrifuge. Maintain sterility and send in
sterile vial. Refrigerate. Min 0.5mL.
Text: Useful as an adjunct in the diagnosis of early WNV infection. Should not be used as a screening for asymptomatic individuals. A negative test does not exclude infection with WNV.
Components: Z0968 Source (West NIle); Z0969 West Nile, PCR; Z0970 Special Information (WN); Z0971 Report Status
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/RNA Probe Hybridization