Tick-borne encephalitis virus antibodies

Which test do we use?

Immunofluorescence test to detect IgG and IgM antibodies and based on the results and clinical / vaccination information, possibly supplemented with a virus neutralization test.

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

During the first week after the onset of the fever virus itself can be detected by PCR.
Please indicate country of origin , date of onset of symptoms and sampling date on the application form.


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’.



Neutralization test: No

ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


551250 / 551261

Laatste wijziging op: 23/09/2020