Arbovirus Antibodies, IgG CSF

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Encephalitis Antibodies, IgG
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody/Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 86651 x1, 86652 x1, 86653 x1, 86654 x1, 86788 x1
Test Includes:California Encephalitis Antibody, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Antibody, St. Louis Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis Antibody, West Nile Virus Antibody.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 days.

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

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.5 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Heat-inactivated, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2001596


Reference Range:
St. Louis Encephalitis Antibody, IgG by IFA Less than 1:1
California Encephalitis Antibody, IgG by IFA Less than 1:1
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Antibody, IgG by IFA Less than 1:1
Western Equine Encephalitis Antibody, IgG by IFA Less than 1:1
West Nile Virus Antibody, IgG by ELISA, CSF 1.29 IV or less: Negative-No significant level of West Nile Virus IgG antibody detected
1.30-1.49 IV: Equivocal - Questionable presence of West Nile Virus IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.50 IV or greater: Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to West Nile Virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.

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