This test is used as an aid to the diagnosis of West Nile virus encephalitis. This test measures both IgM and IgG antibodies.
West Nile Virus is a rapidly emerging arbovirus transmitted primarily by mosquitoes.
The primary hosts for West Nile Virus are birds, most often crows and blue jays. Mosquitoes that feed on infected birds can transmit the disease to humans.
Humans and other animals, especially horses serve as incidental hosts.
Approximately 1 in 5 individuals infected with West Nile Virus demonstrate symptoms, and 1 in 150 shows CNS involvement.
Diagnosing and monitoring infection with West Nile virus.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.