Ordering Recommendation

Confirm positive West Nile antibodies test or clarify equivocal serologic test results.

Mnemonic
WNILE PCR
Methodology

Qualitative 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



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050229 West Nile Virus by PCR 34892-0
0050242 West Nile Virus Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Arbovirus
  • Flavivirus
  • West Nile PCR
  • WNV
  • WNV Molecular Detection, PCR
  • WNV PCR
West Nile Virus by PCR