Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: July 13, 2024 @ 9:13 am


West Nile Antibody, IgG

  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Separate from cells ASAP
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Icteric specimen
  • Microbial Contamination
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA)
Performed:Tuesday, Friday
Reported:3-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86789
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : none detected

WNV IgG may produce false positive results due to cross-reactivity to CMV and/or bunyaviruses, or if a person has been infected with or vaccinated for flaviviruses such as Japenese encephalitis virus, dengue virus, or yellow fever virus.

Please note: updated reference range as of 08/07/2017.
  • 2808 - WEST NILE AB, IgG
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