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West Nile Virus Serology and NAT

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 Blood
Mnemonic WNV
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL gold top SST tubes
AND 1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes

Pediatric: 2 mL in SST tube
AND minimum 2 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Specimen Handling

If the samples will arrive at Provincial Lab within 6-8 hours of collection, transport tubes at room temperature.  If the samples will arrive at Provincial Lab from 8-24 hours of collection, transport on ice packs or cold pack to maintain temperature of 1-5ºC.  DO NOT freeze.

Additional Information

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency  
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval