VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES

Colorado Tick Fever

Hanta Virus Pulmonary Syndrome

Lyme Disease

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  

 

Colorado Tick Fever 

TYPE OF TEST

PCR positive reflexes to ELISA.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Paired sera are preferred, but a single sample can be tested.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Ship according to regulations for infectious substances.  Complete and enclose WPHL test request form.  Additionally, CDC 50.34 form must accompany the sample.  Please see the Forms web page.

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily, Monday – Friday

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of test.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

This test is outsourced to CDC - Fort Collins.

 


 

 
Lyme Disease  

TYPE OF TEST

ELISA

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Paired sera are preferred, but a single sample can be tested.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Ship according to regulations for infectious substances.  Complete and enclose test request form.  additionally, CDC 50.34 form must accompany the sample.  Please see the Forms web page.

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily, Monday – Friday

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of test.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

This test is outsourced to CDC - Fort Collins.

  


 

  

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 

TYPE OF TEST

PCR positive reflexes to indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA).

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Paired sera are preferred, but a single sample can be tested.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Ship according to regulations for infectious substances.  Complete and enclose WPHL test request form.  Additionally, CDC 50.34 form must accompany the sample.  Please see the Forms web page.

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily, Monday – Friday

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of test.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

Results will be reported as the highest titer showing fluorescence.  Reference reports with interpretations are provided.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

This test is outsourced to CDC - Fort Collins.

  


 

 

Hantavirus Testing

TYPE OF TEST

ELISA, IgG and IgM.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 1 ml serum should be collected at the time the patient is admitted. A convalescent specimen should be collected 21 days after the first specimen.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Ship according to regulations for infectious substances.  Complete and enclose WPHL test request form.  Ship as soon as possible after collection.

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily, Monday – Friday

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of test.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

This procedure is a CDC product and is not FDA approved for diagnostic testing.   These results are subject to some interpretation.  If the patient had an illness compatible with Hanta-associated respiratory illness and the specimen was drawn three or more weeks from onset of illness, a positive IgM is reasonable evidence that the illness was associated with a Hantavirus infection.  A negative IgM response in a single specimen may not rule out the possibility of infection, as the specimen may have been collected too soon.  A significant rise in IgG antibodies between acute and convalescent specimens is also suggestive of a recent infection.  A positive IgG response in the absence of an IgM response may be indicative of a past infection.  Results will be noted as "positive", "negative", or "equivocal", with a laboratory interpretation.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

This test is outsourced to Montana PHL.


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