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Test ID WNVBL West Nile Virus, RNA, PCR, Molecular Detection, Blood


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Useful For

Rapid testing for West Nile virus (WNV) RNA (lineage 1 and lineage 2)

 

An adjunctive test to serology for detection of early WNV infection (ie, first few days after symptom onset)

 

Blood may provide greater sensitivity for polymerase chain reaction detection of WNV RNA than other sources.

 

This assay should not be used for screening asymptomatic individuals and should only be used to test patients with signs and symptoms of WNV disease.

Testing Algorithm

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm

-Mosquito-borne Disease Laboratory Testing

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

West Nile Virus RNA, PCR, Blood

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
WNVBL West Nile Virus RNA, PCR, Blood 34460-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
608438 West Nile Virus RNA, PCR, Blood 34460-6

NY State Approved

Yes