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NIPAH VIRUS ANTIBODY

Synonym(s):

​Nipah IgM, Nipah IgG

Lab Section Category

Description

​Nipah Virus IgM Antibody (anti-Nipah IgM)

Nipah Virus IgG Antibody (anti-Nipah IgG)

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 - 5 mL plain blood for anti-Nipah IgM and anti- Nipah IgG or 1 mL CSF for anti-Nipah IgM.

(a) To diagnose acute infection, send blood for IgM and IgG two weeks apart or CSF for IgM two weeks apart.

(b) To diagnose past infection, send a single blood sample for IgG.

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.

Method

​Enzyme Immunoassay

Test Results

Acute infection: Presence of Nipah IgM antibody or paired samples showing seroconversion.

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​2 - 30 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Once per month

Remarks

Change History Notes

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