Test Catalog

Test

Code
W131
Name
WEST NILE VIRUS G-M
Notes
Description

Also known as: WNV, 36596, W131
Orderable Code: W131
Test Contains (LOINC): West Nile Virus IgG (38997-3), West Nile Virus IgM (38166-5)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type: Serum
Preferred Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Container: Plain (Red Top) Tube
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL
Handling Instructions:
Collect specimen per tube manufacturer’s instructions. Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled appropriately; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as ‘acute’ or ‘convalescent’.
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 10 Hours; Refrigerated: 19 Days; Frozen: 4 Weeks
Unsuitable Specimen: Hemolyzed, grossly lipemic, contaminated, heat-inactivated or plasma specimens.
TESTING
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday
Expected Turn Around: 3 – 5 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab: SRL
Referral Lab Code: W131
CPT: 86789, 86788
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Compliance Statement: FDA cleared or approved assay