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Powassen/Deer Tick Virus RT-PCR

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST LAB]
Name:    Powassen/Deer Tick Virus RT-PCR
Specimen:    CSF collected in a sterile leak proof container; avoid contamination with blood. Acute sample : 2-10 days post onset of symptoms OR EDTA (lavender top) Whole Blood collected using Sterile venipuncture prep. HETL Arbovirus submission form is REQUIRED - Travel history 3 months prior to symptoms is pertinent information. HETL test requisition is also required.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL CSF OR 0.5 ml EDTA Whole blood
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    HETL
Reference Range:    Powassen Virus RNA: Not Detected
 Deer Tick Virurs RNA: Not Detected
Note:    Specimens received at HETL without an Arborviral submission form with clinical details will not be tested. Clotted EDTA samples or samples submitted in Viral Transfer media are unacceptable and will not be tested. Testing Turnarund Time: 2 business days from receipt of sample at HETL.