WEST NILE VIRUS (PCR), CSF

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.8 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: Not acceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Not applicable

Performed
Monday-Saturday (June-November); Monday, Wednesday, Friday (December-May)

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeLCWNP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
Specimen source   31208-2  
West Nile Virus PCR   34461-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory