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Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Aiding the diagnosis of arboviral encephalitis (California [LaCrosse], St. Louis, Eastern equine and Western equine encephalitis).
IgG: <1:10; IgM <1:10
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a sterile container. It is preferred not the send the screw capped tubes in the LP collection kit, as they have a tendency to leak. It can also be transferred in Specimen Processing if no other tubes are available. Send to Specimen Processing refrigerated.