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Ross River virus IgM and IgG

Health testing


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Ross River virus IgM and IgG


Ross River virus (Family: Togaviridae, Genus: Alphavirus)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


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 for less than 24 hours

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature within 24 hours

How results reported

Ross River Virus IgM and/or IgG antibodies detected or not detected

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