Test ID: DENGS    
Dengue Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Serum

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

Aiding in the diagnosis of acute infection caused by dengue virus


Detection of dengue virus nucleic acid in serum is suggestive of recent exposure and acute infection with dengue virus.


The presence of dengue virus nucleic acid in serum can be used as a marker for acute-phase infection. Patients with a history of symptoms for more than 1 week may be negative by molecular tests (ie, real-time PCR) and may require serologic testing to confirm the diagnosis of dengue 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 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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


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

Dengue Virus, PCR, Serum

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

Dengue fever
Break Bone Fever
Mosquito-borne infection