West Nile Virus RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR [45315]

Test Code
WNV-PCR CS(SP) (S51749)

Quest Code
S51749

CPT Codes
87798<br /> **This test is not available for New York patient testing**

Preferred Specimen
0.7 mL CSF submitted in a sterile leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an: EDTA (lavender-top), or ACD (yellow-top) tube • Serum

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Plasma anticoagulated with heparin

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Setup Schedule
Sun-Sat

Report Available
1 to 5 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, 92675-2042



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