Identify lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus as pathogen for meningitis.
- Patient Preparation
- Serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 0.2 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Test Number||Components||Reference Interval|
|2001633||Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgG||< 1:10 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgG antibody detected. |
³ 1:10 Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
|2001634||Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgM||< 1:10 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgM antibody detected. |
³ 1:10 Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2001636||LCM Virus Ab, IgG||9765-9|
|2001637||LCM Virus Ab, IgM||9767-5|
- LCM Antibodies, Serum