||West Nile Virus Antibody IgG & IgM, Serum
||West Nile Antibodies, Serum
||Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
||Varies by season.
In-season testing is performed on Monday and Wednesday with results for specimens received by 0800 reported the next day by 1700. For off-season testing results will be be available within 14 days of receipt of specimen in lab.
| Collection Device:
||6.0 mL Gold (SST) tube
||2.0 mL serum (Min: 1.0 mL)
||Separate serum from cells ASAP and refrigerate. Transport and store refrigerated within 48 hours. If transport to lab > 48 hours, pour off serum into clean tube and freeze. Freezing specimen as soon as possible is strongly recommended.
||Improperly stored specimens
| Specimen Stability:
||Refrigerated, 8 hours; frozen, 1 month
| Reference Interval:
| Reportable Disease:
||Testing only available as a panel (IgG and IgM) for serum