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West Nile virus PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric), purple top, Provide specific travel and exposure history with dates and length of stay, please state if rural areas visited and/or animal exposure


Turnaround Time: 3-5 working days

Detection of dengue virus RNA in blood

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: PHE Porton