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Barmah forest virus IgM and IgG

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Clinical details including travel history, symptoms and date of symptom onset must be provided for testing to be performed.



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Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Barmah forest virus IgM and IgG


Barmah forest virus (Family: Togaviridae, Genus: Alphavirus)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Pre-transport requirements

5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours

Specimen requirements

Serum (~1 mL)

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature within 24 hours

How results reported

Barmah Forest Virus IgM and/or IgM antibodies detected or not detected

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