West Nile Virus PCR - CSF
Flavivirus, Dengue virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus
- CSF 300 ul per 1 test, for multiple tests please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted
- All specimens must be shipped on dry ice
- Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
For testing from Dec 1st to Apr 30th - Contact Microbiologist on-call through locating at 416-813-7500 for approval.
If there is a suspicion of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD), please contact Microbiology Lab at 416-813-6000 prior to sending specimen.
- Encephalitis transmitted by mosquitoes
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