California-La Crosse Encephalitis IgM Antibodies

Last Modified: 7/18/2016 7:57:28 AM

Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
2 months Frozen
Reference Range: < 1:16 titer
Methodology: Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)
Clinical Significance: Aid in the assessment of California encephalitis. IgM antibody is generally detectable within 1 to 3 weeks of onset, peaking within 1 to 2 months and declining thereafter
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Wednesday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 8176
Alternate Test Names: La Crosse Encephalitis IgM
CPT Coding: 8176

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