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West Nile virus by PCR, CSF (Lab Approval Required)

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8723

 

Synonyms: 

WNV PCR, CSF

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Sent out

Reported: 

4-7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL CSF in a sterile screw cap tube
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Order PCR if patient is immunocompromised, since WNV IgM antibody may be delayed or absent

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

9/1/2017 4:06:42 PM

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 4:06:42 PM