Update Type: Test Resumed
Test Updated: 11/22/2023
Test Overview
Test Methodology

ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay)

Test Usage

This assay detects both IgG and IgM antibodies against all four Dengue fever virus types. Except for very early IgM responses, the immune response to Dengue fever is not type specific. Therefore, type specific reactions are not reported. As with most serological assays paired testing of acute and convalescent samples is preferred. This is especially important when the acute phase sample is taken within the six days following onset. In most patients, Dengue antibodies are detectable after the sixth day following the onset of symptoms.

Reference Range *

IgG: Negative, IgM: Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

False-positive results, particularly with the dengue virus (DV) IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), may occur in persons infected with other flaviviruses, including West Nile virus and St. Louis Encephalitis virus. Obtaining a detailed exposure history and further laboratory testing may be necessary to determine the infecting virus.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

1 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Dengue Fever Antibodies (Sendout)
Reference Laboratory
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

CPT Code
86790 x2
Fee Code