West Nile Virus RNA by PCR


Sunquest Code:WNPCR  
Epic Code:LAB3881Epic Name:West Nile Virus RNA by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or CSF
Optimal Volume:Blood: 2 mL; CSF: 1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:Blood: 1.2 mL; CSF: 0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Sterile tube, Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Blood: Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum into a sterile container.
CSF: Aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum into a sterile container. Store frozen. Specimen source is required on aliquot tube.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50229


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