Diagnostic Test Directory

Virology Laboratory

West Nile Virus (WNV) PCR - CSF specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: WNVPCR

    Collect

    CSF

    Volume Required

    1 ml

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Processing

    Other acceptable specimens include serum, plasma and tissue submitted in viral transport medium.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

87798

Methodology

Amplification and detection of WNV RNA envelope gene region using TaqMan real-time PCR technology. This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Interpretation

If positive, results are reported as West Nile virus RNA detected.

Reference Values

Negative or no West Nile virus RNA detected

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