West Nile Virus (mosquitoes) – PCR

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Procedure:  MMB1040A


West Nile Virus (mosquitoes) – PCR
Synonym(s): WNV, mosquito
Requisition Form N/A
Test Description Real-time PCR for West Nile Virus
Pre-Approval Needed May require prior Arbovirus-Entomology Team consult.
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


Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

Mosquito pools processed and submitted by the Arbovirus-Entomology Team

Transport Medium

BA-1 diluent

Specimen Labeling Specimen identification must match requisition form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Specimens are retrieved from Arbovirus Team.

Real-time PCR

Turn-around Time 48 business hours from receipt.
  • Only samples positive for Wet Nile Virus will produce a positive result. 
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient specimen
  • improperly stored.
  • failure to meet shipping/transportation guidelines.
Additional Information N/A