Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Arbovirus Flavivirus Serology/PCR

Test Name: Arbovirus Flavivirus Serology/PCR
Alternate Name(s): Dengue Fever
Chikungunya Virus
Eastern Encephalitis
Powassan
St. Louis Encephalitis
West Nile Virus
Western Encephalitis
Venezuela Encephalitis
Yellow Fever
Zika Virus
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
CSF must be accompanied by a plasma collected in a 5 mL EDTA Lavender top tube
Collection Information: Collect acute and convalescent blood aseptically in Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Testing of CSF is available in special cases but must be cleared by the Medical Microbiologist.

Adequate clinical and epidemiological information must accompany specimen.

Full travel history and history of tick or mosquito bites is required.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: EIA serum
PCR CSF, plasma
Critical Information Required: Specify history, location of travel, symptoms and onset, history of mosquito bites.

When ordering test, please specify the suspected agent.
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
ARBO
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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