West Nile Serum

West Nile Virus Serum

Test Name:   West Nile Virus Serum
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Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   WNV
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Collection Container:   Red- 5 mls
Container Information
Red TubeRed TubeMicro-Red TubeMicro-Red Tube
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Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

10 days

Stat / Urgent


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Lab Process Notes :   Paired sera (ie acute and convalescent serum) should be collected in a red-top tube (5-10 ml per tube) and sample forwarded to central public health laboratory. Acute phase samples should be collected 1-8 days post onset of encephalitic symptoms, while convalescent phase samples should be collected 10-14 days after symptom onset.
Storage & Transport:   Store and transport refrigerated.
Test Referred to :    Public Health Laboratories, Hamilton


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