West Nile Virus Testing

West Nile Virus Testing is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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To assist in the diagnosis of West Nile virus (WNV) infection.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Enzyme immunoassay [EIA] is generally used for clinical specimens, and nucleic acid testing [NAT] is generally used for testing specimens from potential donors of blood products, cellular therapy, or solid organ transplants.) Normal findings for EIA/ELISA (IgG & IgM): no antibody detected; for NAT viral RNA: nonreactive.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

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