Nipah IgM, Nipah IgG
Nipah Virus IgM Antibody (anti-Nipah IgM) Nipah Virus IgG Antibody (anti-Nipah IgG)
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.
Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.
Acute infection: Presence of Nipah IgM antibody or paired samples showing seroconversion.
2 - 30 days
Once per month