Hanta IgG & IgM 

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure: MBC0198A
CPT: 86790

Synonym(s): Sin Nombre Virus, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
Requisition Form G-2A
Test Description Enzyme Immunoassay panel for the detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against the Sin Nombre Virus (Hantavirus).
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 Blood, serum or plasma
Minimum Volume/Size Required 250 µL
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 -15°C or below.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required on specimen (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, medical record number).
  • Three patient identifiers are preferred.
  • Patient identifiers on specimen label must exactly match identifiers on submission form (e.g., abbreviated name on label and full name on form is not acceptable.) 
  • Additional DSHS Laboratory specimen labeling guidelines available online here.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Category B Biological Substance, UN3373 shipping requirements apply. 
  • Handle as infectious agent using universal precautions. 
  • Triple-contain in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents. 
  • 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 5 working days
Interferences/Limitations Results of this test should be interpreted in the light of other clinical findings and diagnostic procedures.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient specimen quantity.
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source.
  • Improper shipping conditions.
  • Expired media or collection container.
  • Expired reagents/media/collection container. 
  • Discrepancies between G-2A submission form and specimen label. 
  • Missing/incomplete/illegible submission form or label.
Additional Information The absence of detectable IgM antibody does not rule out the possibility of recent or current infection.