Virology Additional Tests

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Brief Description

Testing Available at the CDC

Laboratory Unit

Virology

Methodology

Serology
Fluorescent Antibody (FA)
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Other methods

Specimen Collection

Serum Specimen
Paired Serum
Whole Blood

Storage/Transport

N/A

Acceptable Specimen
Type(s)

Many additional services are available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Authorization must be made through the State Health Laboratory prior to submission of specimens. These additional tests include, but are not limited to:

Tickborne rickettsial diseases (RMSF, Ehrlichia)
Lyme Disease
Cysticercosis
Echinococcosis
Bartonella (Cat Scratch Disease)
Toxocariasis
Hanta Virus
Leishmaniasis
Mumps Serology

Test Request Form(s)

Virology Test Request Form

Possible Results

Varies by testing performed

Reference Range

Agent not identified

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not identified
Specimen out of criteria
Hemolyzed
Incorrect specimen type

Interfering Substances

N/A

Result Reported

Variable

Fees

None

CPT Codes

N/A

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

N/A

Additional Information

Outbreak Assistance

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Public Health Laboratory are available to assist in outbreak situations or in cases when unusual viral pathogens are suspected. Additional testing and assistance may be made available through our partnership with CDC, as a member of the Laboratory Response Network. Contact the State Public Health Laboratory Virology laboratory in advance of specimen collection in cases such as human rabies, pediatric flu deaths, unusual respiratory disease where SARS or avian flu is suspect, or for cases of unusual rash illness. If you need consultation or assistance in an outbreak or unusual viral disease situation.