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Test Code LCWNV West Nile Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR

Reporting Name

West Nile Virus PCR

Useful For

Rapid testing for West Nile virus (WNV) RNA

 

An adjunctive test to serology for detection of early WNV infection

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/RNA Probe Hybridization

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

CSF


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Continuously 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (June through November)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 6 a.m. (December through May)

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LCWNV West Nile Virus PCR In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SS013 Specimen Source 31208-2
86197 West Nile Virus PCR 34461-4

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.