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Also known as: Arthropod-borne Virus Testing; Arbovirus Serology
Formal name: Arbovirus (name specific for each virus) IgM and IgG Antibodies and Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests

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Sources Used in Current Review

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(January 2016) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dengue. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/. Accessed July 2, 2016.

(2012) Medscape. West Nile Virus and other Arboviral Diseases. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807540. Accessed July 2, 2016.

(July 2012) Texas Department of State Health Services. Fact Sheet – Arboviral Encephalitides. Available online at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/disease/arboviral/arboviral_encephalitides/factsheets/factSheet/. Accessed July 2, 2016.

(December 2015) Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Arborviral Diseases – Laboratory Guidance. Available online at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/arboviral/labguide.htm. Accessed July 2, 2016.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

(Updated 2010 August 16). Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Arboviral Diagnostic Testing. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/EasternEquineEncephalitis/tech/diagnosis.html. Accessed February 2012.

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(Modified 2011 October 31). Virology / Serology – Arbovirus. NC Division of Public Health, State Laboratory of Public Health [On-line information]. Available online at http://slph.ncpublichealth.com/virology-serology/arbovirus.asp. Accessed February 2012.

(Updated 2011 July 6). Arbovirus. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Laboratory Services [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.wvdhhr.org/labservices/labs/virology/arbovirus.cfm. Accessed February 2012.

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(© 1995–2012). Test ID: ARBOP83267 Arbovirus Antibody Panel, IgG and IgM, Serum. Mayo Clinic Mayo Medical Laboratories. [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/83267. Accessed February 2012.

Kaye, K. (Revised 2009 December). Overview of Arbovirus, Arenavirus, and Filovirus Infections. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.merckmanuals.com. Accessed February 2012.

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