Ordering Recommendation

Test detects and differentiates dengue subtypes 1-4.

Mnemonic
DENGUEPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Tue, Fri

Reported

2-5 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 (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or of test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

This assay detects and differentiates Dengue subtypes 1-4.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013295 Dengue by PCR, Source 31208-2
2013296 Dengue Type 1 by PCR 60262-3
2013297 Dengue Type 2 by PCR 60420-7
2013298 Dengue Type 3 by PCR 60419-9
2013299 Dengue Type 4 by PCR 60418-1
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • Breakbone Fever
Dengue Virus (1-4) Subtype by PCR