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Chikungunya Nucleic Acid Test

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source Urine and Blood
Mnemonic

Urine: PLNON
Blood: PLBL

Specimen Requirements

Urine:
Collect 10-20 mL in sterile collection container. Early morning first-void sample is preferred; random urine collection is also acceptable.

Blood:
1 x 4 mL EDTA tube, whole blood.

Specimen Handling

Urine:
Refrigerate if not transported the day of collection.

Blood:
DO NOT centrifuge. DO NOT freeze. Transport blood on ice. Ensure tube is not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Additional Information
Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Chikungunya PCR
Reference Interval