West Nile Virus Antibodies (IgG, IgM), Serum

Test Code
36596

CPT Codes
86788, 86789

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.7 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Setup Schedule

Set up: Tue, Thur, Sat; Report available: 1-4 days



Limitations
Cross reactivity has been observed between alphavirus group and flavivirus group, e.g., yellow fever or yellow fever vaccination.



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.