Viral hemorrhagic fever viruses

Which test do we use?

Immunofluorescence test to detect IgG antibodies of Lassa, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Rift valley fever, Ebola and Marburg virus.

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

Serology is not a suitable method to diagnose acute infections. If an acute viral hemorrhagic fever is suspected, contact the clinical biologist.


Once per two weeks

Reference values


Delivery time of the result

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



Laatste wijziging op: 06/08/2019