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Test Catalog

Test ID: STLPC    
St. Louis Encephalitis Antibody Panel, IgG and IgM, Spinal Fluid

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Dilutions of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are prepared and allowed to react with substrate cells infected with appropriate arbovirus. If antibodies to this virus are present in the CSF of the patient, an antigen-antibody complex will develop that can be detected by a fluorescein-labeled antibody directed to human globulin.( Tsai TF: Arboviruses. In: Murray PR, Baron EF, Pfaller MA, et al, eds. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 7th ed. ASM Press, 1999, pp 1107-1124; Beaty BJ, Casals J, Brown KL, et al: Indirect fluorescent-antibody technique for serological diagnosis of LaCrosse [California] virus infections. J Clin Microbiol. 1982;15;429-434; Beckham JD, Tyler KL: Arbovirus Infections. Continuum. 2015 Dec;21(6):1599-1611. doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000000240)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

May through October: Monday through Friday

November through April: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 day to 4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester