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Test Code WNC West Nile Virus Antibody, IgG and IgM, Spinal Fluid

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
WNGC West Nile Virus Ab, IgG, CSF No Yes
WNMC West Nile Virus Ab, IgM, CSF No Yes
WNVCI West Nile CSF Interpretation No Yes

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Specimen Type

CSF


Specimen Required


Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.8 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject

Reference Values

IgG: Negative

IgM: Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

IgG: 86789

IgM: 86788

Secondary ID

36772

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Testing Algorithm

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm

-Mosquito-borne Disease Laboratory Testing