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Chikungunya Antibody Screen

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code CHIKA
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.1 mL serum
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze sample. Transport to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 70188X
Normal range
Stability Room temperaqure 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 month
Reflex? If Chikungunya IgG Screen is Positive, Chikungunya IgG Titration will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86790).

If Chikungunya IgM Screen is Positive, Chikungunya IgM Titration will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86790).
Additional information Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne alphavirus associated with febrile illness in Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, India, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.

Symptoms include severe arthralgia, rash, and headache. U.S. cases have been associated with international travel to countries with endemic Chikungunya virus.

Detection of Chikungunya virus antibodies is a reliable indicator of Chikungunya virus infection. IgM detection suggests infection within the previous 3 months.
CPT coding 86790-90 x2
LOINC code 56129-0, 56131-6
Last Updated 1/14/2016 9:43:14 AM
Entry Number 1649
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