Chikungunya

Chikungunya IgM

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MAM0087A

CPT: 86790


Chikungunya IgM
Synonym(s): Detection of IgM Antibodies to Chikungunya Virus using ELISA.
Requisition Form G-2V
Test Description ELISA test kit provides semi-quantitative in vitro assay for human antibodies of immunoglobulin class IgM against Chikungunya virus in serum. 
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum
Minimum Volume/Size Required 1.0 mL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Serum separated from the clot may be stored at 2°C to 8°C up to 48 hours, but then must be frozen at -20°C or colder until used                        
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handled as infectious agent using universal precautions. 
  • Triple contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents. 
    Additional forms & resources
Method Capture EIA
Turn-around Time 7 days
Interferences/Limitations Chikungunya virus assay exhibits cross reactivity with other alphaviruses.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • insufficient quantity
  • unacceptable specimen type or source
  • improper shipping conditions
  • expired media or collection container
  • discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • incomplete or missing submission form I
Additional Information Minimum volume for CDC confirmation testing 0.5 mL

Last updated April 9, 2021