Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hantavirus serology

Test Name: Hantavirus serology
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to the Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
28 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2009-02-22
Revised Date: 2019-10-16
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: A case of human Hantavirus infection in Ontario has never been described, despite the presence of infected deer mice (vector) across Canada
Method of Analysis: ELISA detection of IgM and IgG
Critical Information Required: A completed Public Health Laboratory requisition with the following information is required:
- suspected hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) or hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS)
- date of onset
- symptoms
- travel history
- exposure to rodents or their excrement
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
HANTA.
 
Referred To:  

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