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Test Code WNVQN West Nile Virus PCR Quantitation

Clinical System Name

West Nile Virus PCR Quantitation

Synonyms

WNVQN

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood or CSF

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA or Red or Gold SST or CSF Tube

Preferred Vol: 4 mL Whole Blood or 2 mL CSF mL

Minimum Vol: 3.0 mL Whole Blood or 1 mL CSF

 

Note: This test can share a tube with other Viral PCR testing but a separate tube needs to be collected if Hematology (CBC, Platelet, ESR, etc) testing is ordered.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2- 4 C

Storage location: Spin blood, transfer 1 mL plasma to a plastic aliquot tube affixed with a large computer label.

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Freezer Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to UW NW220. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

 

Off-site collection: Blood: Centrifuge tube within 2 hours of collection, aliquot serum/plasma & Freeze @ -20°C
CSF: Freeze within 2 hours of collection or ship immediately @ 4°C. If CSF has cells, spin & aliquot clear CSF-Freeze @ -20°C

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Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N May-Oct: Performed 2-3x/w Nov-April: Performed 1-2x/w 3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

UWMC Molecular (PCR) Virology Lab

(206) 685-6656

Department

Department:  

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 685-6066

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87799

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: West Nile Virus by PCR Quantitative
Reference Test Number:

WNVQN

Instructions:

Do not freeze/thaw. Send out M thru F with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records. Weekends and Holidays courier on dry ice to UW NW220.