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Test Catalog

Test ID: WNVUR    
West Nile Virus, RNA, PCR, Molecular Detection, Random, Urine

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Rapid testing for West Nile virus (WNV) RNA (lineage 1 and lineage 2)

 

An adjunctive test to serology for detection of early WNV infection (ie, first few days after symptom onset). The WNV polymerase chain reaction result may remain positive for a longer time in urine than in blood, serum, and cerebrospinal fluid (7 days or more).

 

This assay should not be used for screening asymptomatic individuals and should only be used to test patients with signs and symptoms of WNV disease.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm

-Mosquito-borne Disease Laboratory Testing

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

West Nile Virus RNA, PCR, Urine

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Arbovirus
Flavivirus
Mosquito Borne Encephalitis
Viral encephalitis
West Nile PCR
West Nile Virus (WNV)
WNV PCR