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West Nile virus antibody, IgG, CSF

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3654

 

Methodology: 

Enzyme Immunoassay

Schedule: 

1-3 times/week, depending upon season

Reported: 

1-7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 1.0 mL Cerebrospinal Fluid in a sterile tube.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.

 

Notes: 

A positive IgG indicates past or current infection with WNV or another flavivirus, or flavivirus vaccination. Cross reactions with other viruses can occur.

Reference Interval: 

Negative 

CPT Code(s): 

86789

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 4:22:54 PM