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Hantavirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names HPS Pulmonary Syndrome
How to Order
Check the Hantavirus box on the Virology/Immunology Test Request Form (Form 42).
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
As Requested
Time to Reporting
Up to 3 working days after receipt of specimen
CPT Code
86790 x 2


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
One 7 mL red top or serum separator tube (SST). Plasma or post-mortem heart blood is also acceptable.
Optimal Volume
Blood: 5-7 mL; Serum or Plasma 1-2 mL
Minimum Volume
Blood: 2 mL; Serum or Plasma 0.5 mL
Handling
After blood clots, keep specimen refrigerated until transport. DO NOT FREEZE. If possible remove the serum from the clot as soon as possible.
Transport
Transport at refrigerated temperatures (2-8° C) for receipt at the OSPHL within 5 calendar days of specimen collection.
Rejection Criteria
Specimens that are contaminated or grossly hemolyzed and specimens unable to be tested within 7 calendar days of specimen collection.
 
Specimens are subject to the requirements of the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy and Criteria, available at http://bit.ly/SpecimenCriteria.
Comments
For additional information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503-693-4100.