EEE Mosquito

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (mosquitoes) – PCR 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MMB1026A

CPT: N/A  

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (mosquitoes) – PCR

Synonym(s): EEE, mosquito
Requisition Form N/A
Test Description Real-time PCR for EEE
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Non-Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Mosquito Pools/Slurries
Minimum Volume/Size Required 200 µL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Processed by the Arbovirus-Entomology Team
Transport Medium BA-1 diluent
Specimen Labeling Specimen identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Specimens must be received on ice.
Method Real-time PCR
Turn-around Time 48 business hours

Only samples positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis will produce a positive result 

Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient specimen
  • Improperly stored
  • Failure to meet shipping/transportation guidelines.
Additional Information N/A