Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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WEST NILE VIRUS RNA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3272         Geisinger Epic ID: 17976

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL
Special notes:
Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens collected in heparin tubes are unacceptable for testing.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not detected.
CPT code(s):
87798
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Synonyms:
WNVS, Quest test code 132762
Clinical significance:
West Nile Virus (WNV) is an RNA flavivirus, spread by mosquitos from mammal to mammal, and is the etilogical agent responsible for recent outbreaks of encephalitis in Europe, Asia, and North America. The PCR test is the most sensitive assay for the virus, but should be used in conjunction with traditional WNV serology for clinical diagnosis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning    
Performed stat? No
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