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West Nile virus IgM and IgG

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

West Nile virus IgM and IgG

Organisms

West Nile virus (Family: Flaviviridae; Genus: Flavivirus)

Requested for surveillance

yes

Notice required

yes

Sample requirements

Acute serum obtained at the first contact with the healthcare system (within 5 days of symptom onset) and convalescent serum (between 2-3 weeks after 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 WNV IgM and IgG antibodies are detected for the specimen

Referral link

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