Arbovirus Antibody Panel (IgG, IgM), IFA, Serum

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • IMO219
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 34980
Alternate Names
  • Arbovirus Panel IgM
Included Tests

California Encephalitis (IgG, IgM); Eastern Equine Encephalitis (IgG, IgM); St. Lois Encephalitis (IgG, IgM); Western Equine Encephalitis (IgG, IgM)


Clinical Significance

Serum is tested against antigens of California Encephalitis (La Crosse), Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, and Western Equine Encephalitis viruses. IgG titers > or = 1:16 suggest exposure, while the presence of IgM indicates recent infection. Incidence is seasonal from mid- to late-summer (July-October).


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

5 days Ambient
13 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results


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:
  • Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Clinical Significance

Serum is tested against antigens of California Encephalitis (La Crosse), Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, and Western Equine Encephalitis viruses. IgG titers > or = 1:16 suggest exposure, while the presence of IgM indicates recent infection. Incidence is seasonal from mid- to late-summer (July-October).


Production Schedule

Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

4 to 5 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

86651 x2, 86652 x2, 86653 x2, 86654 x2