Brief Description

The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory conducts IgM antibody testing for various arboviruses including Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE), California Encephalitis (CE) Group, and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE).

Laboratory Unit

Virology

Methodology

EEE IgM, WEE IgM, SLE IgM, and CE antibody detection on single acute or convalescent serum using Indirect Immunofluorescence (IFA).

Testing is available only after consultation with the Arbovirus Program (573-751-6113 or (toll-free) 1-866-628-9891).

Specimen Collection

Collection kit contains one red-top blood collection tube, and freeze pillows.

At least 1 ml of serum

The ideal timing to collect acute serum is 3 to 10 days after onset of symptoms.

Storage/Transport

Store refrigerated until transport, pack specimen kit with frozen cold pack for transport.

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)

Serum

Test Request Form(s)

Possible Results

Positive

Negative

Indeterminate

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not properly labeled
Quantity Not Sufficient for testing
Hemolyzed specimen

Interfering Substances

N/A

Result Reported

1-7 days

Fees

N/A

CPT Codes

N/A

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

N/A

Additional Information

N/A