Dengue virus antibodies

Which test do we use?

ELISA IgG
ELISA IgM

Sampling instructions

For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum

Storage conditions

The serum can be sent at room temperature, but the duration of transportation must be reduced as much as possible (avoid weekends or holidays).

Important advice

It is not possible to differentiate between the serotypes DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4 based on serology.

If IgM antibodies are detected during the acute stage of the disease, we advise sending a follow-up sample to check the seroconversion of IgG antibodies.

During the first week after the onset of the fever virus itself can be detected by PCR and antigen detection.

Please indicate country of origin , date of onset of symptoms and sampling date on the application form.

Frequence

Once per week

Reference values

Negative

How soon can you expect results?

Depends on the total number of requested analyses. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.

Accredited

Yes

RIZIV-code

551250 / 551261

Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020