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Lab Test Dictionary

West Nile Virus RNA, Qualitative RT-PCR, Miscellaneous (17563)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Synonyms

WNV

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.4-1.2 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

1-3 mL Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube or serum collected in a red-top tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Specimens containing heparin

Test Volume Required

1.2 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.4 mL

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and batch sheet.


CPT Codes

87798


Revised

5/16/24

Initials

SA