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Test Code NBLD0388 West Nile Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: LCWNV

Useful For

Rapid testing for West Nile virus (WNV) RNA

 

An adjunctive test to serology for detection of early WNV infection

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

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)

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.

CPT Code Information

87798

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

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