Chikungunya Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Label Mnemonic: CHIKMG
Epic Lab Code: LAB8380
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute or convalescent."
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL serum in red top tube
Absolute Minimum: 0.15 mL serum in red top tube
Rejection Criteria:
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-8 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Chikungunya Antibody, IgG 0.79 Index or less Negative: No significant level of Chikungunya IgG antibody detected. 0.80-1.09 Index Equivocal: Questionable presence of Chikungunya IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful. 1.10 Index or greater Positive: Chikungunya IgG antibody detected; suggests current or past infection. Chikungunya Antibody, IgM 0.79 Index or less Negative: No significant level of Chikungunya IgM antibody detected. 0.80-1.09 Index Equivocal: Questionable presence of Chikungunya IgM antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful. 1.10 Index or greater Positive: Chikungunya IgM antibody detected.
Interpretive Data:
The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Methodology:
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Code:
86790 x2