West Nile Virus RNA by RT-PCR
0050229
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Mnemonic
WNILE PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. OR CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells.
Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050229West Nile Virus RNA by RT-PCR
0050242West Nile Virus Source
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Cross References
  • Arbovirus
  • Flavivirus
  • West Nile PCR
  • WNV
  • WNV Molecular Detection, PCR
  • WNV PCR