Dengue Fever, PCR and Serotyping Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Sendouts and Referred Testing
WSLH Test Code: SS02772
Availability: Daily, Monday- Friday
Turn-around Time: 12 days
Recommended Uses: This test aids in the diagnosis of acute dengue virus infection in patients presenting with clinical signs and symptoms. Symptoms include 2-7 days of fever, often accompanied by headache, retro-orbital eye pain, joint pain, muscle and/or bone pain, rash, and mild bleeding manifestations. Patient should also have recent travel history to a tropical area or to an area with DENV-competent vectors and/or has previously experienced dengue infection. A blood sample taken during the first 7 days of symptoms is required.
Contraindications: Lack of febrile illness or signs/symptoms of dengue infection. Lack of travel history to an endemic area or an area with DENV-competent vectors. Specimen collected more than 7 days after onset of symptoms.
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations: Routine blood draw
Specimen Requirements: Freeze at -20 degrees C until shipped. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
Specimen Handling & Transport: Ship serum specimens overnight to the WSLH. Ship frozen specimens on dry ice.
Collection Kit/Container: Serology Specimens
Collection Instructions: Sample must be taken during the acute phase of the disease (first 7 days of symptoms).
Unacceptable Conditions: Specimen collected in container other than red-top or serum separator tube. Specimen stored or shipped at ambient temperatures. Serum hemolysis. Samples received more than 90 days after the onset of symptoms.
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form B
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include:
Limitations: A negative result does not rule out infection with dengue virus.
Additional Tests Recommended:
Additional Comments:
Methodology: Send out to CDC for testing
Includes: Real-time PCR and ELISA for the detection and serotype identification of dengue virus
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Price: $62.00
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