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Arbovirus Antibody IgG Titer, (Acute)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Arbovirus Ab, Acute Titer Immunofluorescent assay
CMI, Immunology

Battery Members

Not orderable separately:LaCrosse (California) Encephalitis Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus, Western Equine Encephalitis Virus, St Louis Encephalitis Virus

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Contact Laboratory Services (800-934-6575) in cases of encephalitis for more rapid turnaround time. This test detects IgG antibody to Saint Louis, Western Equine, Eastern Equine, California Group (LaCrosse) arboviruses

CPT Code

  • 86651
  • 86652
  • 86653
  • 86654