Hanta virus antibodies

Which test do we use?

Puumala IgG and IGM ELISA

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

The test detects antibodies against Puumala virus. Cross-reactivity with Sin Nombre and Andes virus is expected but not or a lot less with Hantaan, Seoul and Dobrava virus.


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


Once per week

Reference values


How soon can you expect results?

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


ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


551272 / 551283

Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020