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Dengue virus NS1 antigen

Clinical Virology Laboratory


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Dengue virus NS1 antigen


Dengue virus (Family: Flaviviridae; Genus: Flavivirus)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Acute serum obtained at the first contact with the healthcare system (within 9 days of symptom onset)

Specimen requirements

Serum (~1 mL)


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

Pre-transport requirements

5 ± 3°C within 24 hours

Transport requirements

5 ± 3°C within 24 hours

How results reported

Report will state whether Dengue NS1 antigens are detected for the specimen

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