Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name VESICULAR STOMATITIS VIRUS AB
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Specimen Requirements 
Container Plain red collection container
Specimen Type Serum or CSF
Preferred Collection Volume 1.5 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 1.0 mL
Collection Instructions Acute and convalescent specimens, if available, should be sent together. Ideal timing of specimens for serology:
Acute - 3 to 10 days after onset of symptoms;
Convalescent - 2-3 weeks after acute sample
Specimen Handling For serology testing, the specimen should be kept cold or frozen. The sample may be placed in an insulated container with blue ice packs. Additional blue ice packs should be used in the summer to ensure specimen integrity in hot weather.
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Turn Around Time4 to 14 days after specimen receipt.
Performed
Performed by Texas Department of Health
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Notes The TDH refers these specimens to:
Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratory,
DRA CDC/DVBID/ADB
3150 Rampart Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Test method is PRNT (Serum dilution-plaque reduction neutralization test)

Updated/Reviewed 11/09/2015


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