Hantavirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM - Testing no longer available

Sunquest Code:HANTAB  
Epic Code:LAB3087Epic Name:Hantavirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
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Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 3-6 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Focus Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2001540


Reference Range:

By report.

There are two major groups of hantaviruses that are recognized based on clinical presentation. The first group includes Sin Nombre Virus, which causes hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a severe and possibly fatal form of acute respiratory distress. A second group of hantaviruses (including Seoul, Hantaan, Dobrava and Puumala viruses) causes hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, a condition not typically seen in the United States. Sera are initially screened for IgG and IgM antibodies recognizing the nucleocapsid protein common to all hantaviruses.


All screen IgM positive samples are then tested for SNV-specific IgM at an additional charge; further, any screen IgM positive samples that are also screen IgG positive are tested for SNV-specific IgG at an additional charge.


A positive result in the screening ELISA, but a negative result in confirmatory assays, may indicate reactivity to a hantavirus causing hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.


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