Real-time RT-PCR for detection of yellow fever virus (YFV)
Serum/plasma or cerebrospinal fluid in a sterile tube.
1 ml serum/plasma or 350µl cerebrospinal fluid.
For stable RNA concentrations in the serum, the serum preferably has to be separated from the cells immediately after collection. If not possible, the sample can be stored for 6 hours at most at 4°C.
Store serum at 4°C until transportation. Samples can be sent at room temperature, but transportation time must be kept to a minimum (avoid weekends and holidays). Avoid repeated freezing and thawing of the samples.
This test is only carried out on serum obtained at most 7 days after the onset of the fever. PCR is complementary to tracing antibodies against the virus. Mention the country of origin, the date symptoms started and the date of sample collection on the request form.
For request in the context of symptoms due to vaccination, the clinical biologist has to be contacted.
1x / week
On average: 4 days
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
Laatste wijziging op: 13/07/2023