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Chikungunya antibodies, rflx to titer

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB2778 
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Schedule: Set up: Sun-Thurs a.m
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days


Reflex Criteria: If Chikungunya IgG Screen is Positive, Chikungunya IgG Titration will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86790). If Chikungunya IgM Screen is Positive, Chikungunya IgM Titration will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86790).

Clinical Indications: Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne alphavirus associated with febrile illness in Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, India, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Symptoms include severe arthralgia, rash, and headache. U.S. cases have been associated with international travel to countries with endemic Chikungunya virus. Detection of Chikungunya virus antibodies is a reliable indicator of Chikungunya virus infection. IgM detection suggests infection within the previous 3 months.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86790 X2
Last Changed: 10/09/2016 23:59:47
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:42:38