Chikungunya Antibody, IgM
Ordering Recommendation

May be used to diagnose chikungunya viral infection during acute phase of disease (>5 days after symptom onset). In endemic regions, recommend co-testing for dengue and Zika virus because clinical picture of these diseases is similar. If exact date of onset is known, consider co-testing with Chikungunya by PCR (2013085).

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
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: 0.15 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, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens. 
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
0.79 Index or lessNegative: No significant level of Chikungunya IgM antibody detected.
0.80-1.09 IndexEquivocal: Questionable presence of Chikungunya IgM antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.10 Index or greaterPositive: Chikungunya IgM antibody detected.

Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement D: For laboratory tests using a manufactured RUO kit. 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.

Hotline History
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2011811Chikungunya Antibody, IgM83067-9
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