West Nile Virus RNA by RT-PCR
0050229
Ordering Recommendation
 
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.
Submit With Order
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
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050229West Nile Virus RNA by RT-PCR32361-8
0050242West Nile Virus Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • Arbovirus
  • Flavivirus
  • West Nile PCR
  • WNV
  • WNV Molecular Detection, PCR
  • WNV PCR