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​West Nile Virus PCR (WNV) 

Blood

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen 1 Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Plasma
​Container
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 4 mL whole blood
  • Minimum Volume: 2 mL whole blood
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL plasma (For Laboratory Use Only)
​Stability/Storage
  • Deliver collection container to laboratory immediately
  • Stable less than 3 hours at room temperature
  • Plasma must be separated from whole blood within 3 hours of collection
  • Refrigerate plasma at 2 to 8°C
  • Less than 3 hours, freeze at -20 to -70°C
Grounds for Rejection​

​ Specimen 2 Requirements​

​Type
  • ​Serum
​Container
  • Preferred Collection Container: Tiger (gel)
  • Alternate Collection Container: Red
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 8 mL whole blood
  • Minimum Volume: 3 mL whole blood
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum (For Laboratory Use Only)
​Stability/Storage
  • Deliver collection container to laboratory immediately
  • Stable less than 3 hours at room temperature
  • Serum must be separated from whole blood within 3 hours of collection
  • Refrigerate at 2 to 8°C
  • Less than 3 hours, freeze at -20 to -70°C
​Grounds for Rejection

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-323 v3

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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