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Test ID WNVP West Nile Virus (WNV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Plasma

Useful For

Rapid testing for West Nile virus (WNV) RNA

 

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of early WNV virus infection

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/RNA Probe Hybridization
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name

West Nile Virus PCR, P

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Screw-capped, sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down promptly

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Continuously 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (June through November)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 6 a.m. (December through May)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
WNVP West Nile Virus PCR, P In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
56072 West Nile Virus PCR, P 34892-0

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.