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

Useful For

Aiding the diagnosis of Western equine encephalitis

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel                 

Acceptable: Red top                                        

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

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

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

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

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

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86654 x 2

Reporting Name

West Equine Enceph Ab,IgG and IgM,S

Reference Values

IgG: <1:10

IgM: <1:10

Reference values apply to all ages.

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.

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. 

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
13103 Western Equine Enceph AB, IgG, S
13104 Western Equine Enceph AB, IgM, S