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Test ID: CHIKC    
Chikungunya Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Qualitative detection of chikungunya virus in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after early symptom onset (ideally <7 days)

 

This test is not recommended for screening healthy patients.

Highlights

Provides qualitative detection of chikungunya virus RNA from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected during the acute phase of infection.

 

This test is intended for evaluation of patients with a clinical history and symptoms consistent with chikungunya virus infection.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Mosquito-borne Disease Laboratory Testing in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Chikungunya Virus, PCR, CSF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Chikungunya virus
Togavirus virus
Mosquito Borne Chikungunya