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West Nile Virus RNA by RT-PCR

Order Name WNILE PCR
Test Number: 6905187
Revision Date 04/10/2017
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
West Nile Virus RNA by RT-PCR
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction 34892-0 
West Nile Virus Source
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction 31208-2 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.5 mL) Plasma EDTA (Lavender Top) Frozen
Alternate 1 1 mL (0.5 mL) Serum Clot Activator SST Frozen
Alternate 2 1 mL (0.5 mL) CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Sterile Screwtop Container Frozen
Instructions Specimen source required. 
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL (Min: 0.5 mL) serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container and Freeze.
Unacceptable Conditions: Heparinized specimens.
Stability: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 3 months
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri 
Expected TAT 1-4 days from set up at the performing laboratory  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 50229
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 87798
Lab Section Reference Lab