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West Nile Virus, IgG & IgM (CSF)

Test ID: 


CPT code:

86788, 86789

Clinical Use:

This test is intended to be used as an aid to the diagnosis of West Nile virus encephalitis.

Test Information:

West Nile virus, IgG; West Nile virus, IgM

Specimen Type:

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Requested Volume: 

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.2 mL

Container Type: 

Sterile container


Do not centrifuge cerebrospinal fluid.

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Stability Requirements:



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Rejection Criteria

Gross contamination; severe hemolysis; quantity not sufficient for analysis

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