Arboviral Panel (IgG and IgM Antibody Assay)


Arboviral Panel
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • Western Equine Encephalitis
  • St. Louis Encephalitis
  • California Encephalitis (LaCrosse)
  • Focus Diagnostics' Arbovirus IFA IgM
  • Focus Diagnostics' Arborvirus IFA IgG
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Send acute sample at time of collection; do not wait for convalescent sample to be drawn.


Test Order Code: ARBOVRS

Test Order Description:  Arbovirus Panel

TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition Form

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation

Paired Serum Samples:

-   Acute: drawn at illness onset


-   Convalescent: drawn 7 to 14 days later

Note: Send acute sample at time of collection; do not wait for convalescent sample to be drawn.

Specimen Collection
  • Asepticallly collect whole blood in Red Top tube (no anticoaglulant).
Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen should be labled with at least two unique patient identifiers.
Specimen Processing
  • Allow sample to clot at room temperature prior to centrifugation.
  • Aseptically transfer serum to a sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial.
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Store serum at 2 - 8°C.
  • If shipping is to be delayed for longer than five  (5) days, the specimen should be frozen at  (-20)°C or colder.
Specimen Transportation
  • Ship specimen at 2 - 8°C.  If specimen has been frozen,  ship on Dry Ice. 
  • Specimen must be placed in an individual biohazard bag with absorbent material and should be shipped to the laboratory on  the day of collection. 
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180). 
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • The following submissions will not be tested:

-  Specimens not properly identified with the patient's name and date of birth and                   matching the submission form.

-  Convalescent serum that is collected sooner than seven (7) days from the collection           date of the acute sample.

Testing Location
  • Knoxville

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