Barmah Forest Serology


Test Information

Test Name

Barmah Forest Serology

Synonyms

Barmah forest virus IgG; Barmah forest virus IgM

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Processing Information

Registration Code

BFS

Notes

  • Acute sample should be collected within five days of illness. A convalescent sample is required 10-14 days later.
  • A detail of recent travel to endemic areas is required.
  • Samples are referred to ESR, Wellington for testing. IgG and IgM serology is performed.

Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

ESR (via WHL)

External Lab Website