Newcastle Laboratories

Arbovirus antibodies

Clinical Background:

This includes testing for arthropod borne viral infections such as dengue or chikungunya virus infections. It is useful in determining the cause of viral meningitis, encephalitis or febrile illness...

This includes testing for arthropod borne viral infections such as dengue or chikungunya virus infections. It is useful in determining the cause of viral meningitis, encephalitis or febrile illness after travel to a tropical country where the disease is common. Samples must be accompanied by a completed RIPL request form, including full travel details. Form is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rare-and-imported-pathogens-testing-form-to-submit-sample

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Microbiology

    Microbiology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Clotted blood - Gold SST

    Clotted blood - Gold SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Clotted blood

    Clotted blood

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    5 ml

    5 ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1 ml

    1 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

  • Sample Stability:

    Stable for up to 24 hours

    Stable for up to 24 hours

  • Transport Requirements:

    Standard

    Standard

  • Add On Test:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Quality Assurance:

    Sample referred to Reference Laboratory

    Sample referred to Reference Laboratory

  • Reference Ranges:

    None available
    None available
  • Factors Affecting Result:

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

  • Other Info:

    Referred to RIPL (Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory - Porton Down )

    Referred to RIPL (Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory - Porton Down )

Availability:

Sample referred to Reference Laboratory

Turn Around:

Infrequent request therefore turnaround time not available

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