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Test Code SOHAND (Dengue) Dengue Fever, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Reference Values

See report.

Methodology

Type of Specimen

Interval Since Onset of Symptoms

Type of Analysis
Acute Until day 5 RT-PCR for Dengue Virus
Convalescent 6 to 30 days ELISA for Dengue IgM

Specimen Requirements

Acute specimen must arrive in laboratory as soon as possible after draw. Convalescent specimen may be submitted in a timely manner.

 

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Gold-top serum gel or red top

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Additional Information: Michigan Department of Community Health will forward specimen to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Forms: Dengue Case Investigation Report form; physician must complete and submit this form in Special Instructions

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Special Instructions