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.

Frequence

1x / week

Reference values

Negative

Delivery time of the result

On average:

ELISA: 5 days

Neutralisation test: 13 days

Accredited

Yes

ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED

RIZIV-code

551250 / 551261

Loinc-code

IgG: 96509-5

IgM: 96535-0

Laatste wijziging op: 17/01/2023