Chikungunya IgM

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure: MAM0087A
CPT: 86790


Synonym(s): CHIKV, Togavirus; Alphavirus, Arbovirus
Requisition Form G-2V
Test Description ELISA test for the qualitative detection of IgM antibodies against Chikungunya virus in serum. 
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum
Minimum Volume/Size Required 1.0 mL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Store serum at 2°C to 8°C for up to 48 hours.
  • For storage longer than 48 hours, store at - 20°C or below.                    
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, medical record number).
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handled as infectious agent using universal precautions. 
  • Triple contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents. 
  • Additional forms & resources
  • If specimens will arrive at the lab within 48 hours of collection, refrigerate at 2°C – 8°C and ship overnight on cold packs.
  • If specimens will arrive at the lab more than 48 hours after time of collection, freeze at -20°C or colder, and ship overnight on dry ice 
Method Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Turn-around Time 7 working days
Interferences/Limitations Chikungunya virus assay exhibits cross reactivity with other alphaviruses.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • Improper shipping conditions
  • Expired media or collection container
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • Incomplete or missing submission form I
Additional Information
  • Reactive samples will be forwarded to CDC for confirmatory testing by Plaque Reduction Neutralization Test (PRNT).
  • Minimum volume for CDC confirmation testing 0.5 mL.