Arbovirus Antibody Panel IgG & IgM, CSF

Last Modified: 1/27/2020 12:02:56 PM

Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL CSF in a Sterile Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: If multiple Fluid or CSF test are being requested please specify order of importance
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL CSF
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated (preferred)
30 days Frozen
Reference Range:

IgG < 1:4
IgM < 1:4

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Limitations; False-positive results may be produced if the patient has been immunized against yellow fever or if the patient has had previous infections that produce similar, cross-reacting antibodies.
Methodology: IFA
Clinical Significance: Arboviruses are classically defined as viruses that can be transmitted to humans by an arthropod vector. Arboviral diseases of humans may present with four manifestations: fever, encephalitis, hemorrhagic fever and polyarthritis. Fever is the most common sign and is usually benign, mild and undifferentiated, lasting 3-7 days. This panel includes of the following arboviruses that infect the central nervous system: St. Louis encephalitis, California encephalitis and Eastern and Western Equine encephalitis.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 7 to 8 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
PHL Test Code: AACSF
EPIC Test Code: LAB3005
Send Out Test Code: 18344
Alternate Test Names: Arbovirus Antibody Panel, IFA (CSF) ; Arbovirus IgG-IgM Abs, CSF; Arbovirus Antibody Panel, IFA (CSF); CSF Arboviral Panel
Included Tests: Calif-La Crosse Virus Enceph IgG Antibodies; Calif-La Crosse Virus Enceph IgM Antibodies; Eastern Equine Encephalitis IgG Antibodies; Eastern Equine Encephalitis IgM Antibodies; St. Louis Encephalitis IgG Antibodies; St. Louis Encephalitis IgM Antibodies; Western Equine Encephalitis IgG Antibodies; Western Equine Encephalitis IgM Antibodies
CPT Coding: 86651x2, 86652x2, 86653x2, 86654x2

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