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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  West Nile Virus Antibody CSF
Code  West Nile Virus IgG/IgM CSF.
CPT Code  86788, 86789
Last Modified  7/11/2018 10:54:00 AM
Synonyms  WNVCSF, IgG, IgM,
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Tube  Sterile Container
Collection Volume  0.5 mL
Storage  Ambient, Refrigerated or Frozen 14 Days
Routine TAT  
Days Test Performed  
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  138966 West Nile Virus Antibody, CSF
Clinical Use  This test is intended to be used as an aid to the diagnosis of West Nile virus encephalitis.
Reference Range  Negative
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  CSF
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.2 mL
Special Handling  Collection: Do NOT centrifuge cerebrospinal fluid.
Lab Notes  Test Includes: West Nile virus, IgG; West Nile virus, IgM
Methodology  EIA - Enzyme Immunoassay
Limitations  Causes for rejection: Gross contamination; severe hemolysis; quantity not sufficient for analysis

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