Arbovirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum

Abbrev Code:ARBOSER GM   
Order Code:LAB1051Order Name:Arbovirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum
Synonyms:LHE LAB1388; Encephalitis Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Methodology:Semi-quantitative indirect fluorescent antibody/Semi-quantitative enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.
CPT Codes: 86651 x1, 86652 x1, 86653 x1, 86789 x1, 86654 x1
Test Includes:California Encephalitis Antibody, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Antibody, St. Louis Encephalitis Antibody, Western Equine Encephalitis Antibody, West Nile Virus Antibody
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; testing is performed Tue and Fri; results are reported within 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent". 

This test uses an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) that has been cleared or approved by the FDA.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Severely lipemic, hemolyzed or contaminated specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge an aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum/ Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2001594


Reference Range:
Antibodies IgG IgM Method
California Encephalitis <1:16 <1:16 IFA
St. Louis Encephalitis <1:16 <1:16 IFA
Western Equine Encephalitis <1:16 <1:16 IFA
Eastern Equine Encephalitis <1:16 <1:16 IFA
West Nile Virus:
   Negative; No significant
   level of antibody detected.
    Equivocal; Questionable
    presence of antibody 
    detected. Repeat testing
    may be helpful.
    Positive; Presence of 
    antibody suggestive of
    current or recent infection.

1.29 IV or

1.30-1.49 IV

1.50 IV or

0.89 IV or

0.90-1.10 IV

1.11 IV or

Use:Aids in the diagnosis of infection with arboviruses.

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