Test Details

Mnemonic

WPCRF

Ordering Code

3511440

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL plasma refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by WNV DNA is not likely.
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Minimum Volume

0.3 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

SST, gross hemolysis, plasma gel tube
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days
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Methodology

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

Negative
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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