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Test ID BLOD0443 Western Equine Encephalitis Antibody, IgG and IgM, Serum

Useful For

Aiding the diagnosis of Western equine encephalitis

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name

West Equine Enceph Ab,IgG and IgM,S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel                 

Acceptable: Red top                                        

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

IgG: <1:10

IgM: <1:10

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

May through October: Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

November through April: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86654 x 2

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Testing Algorithm

See Mosquito-borne Disease Laboratory Testing in Special Instructions.