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Laboratory Guidance

This page offers laboratorians West Nile virus-related information and guidance.


arrow West Nile Virus Diagnostic Testing

Laboratory Practice

arrow Epidemic/Epizootic West Nile Virus in the United States: Revised Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control  Adobe Acrobat Reader (254 KB, 77 pages)
Includes information on biocontainment; and serologic and virologic laboratory diagnosis
arrow CDC Data and Specimen Handling (DASH) Section Form 50.34 for Submission of Laboratory Specimens  Adobe Acrobat Reader (92 KB, 2 pages)
arrow Instructions for Sending Diagnostic Specimens for Serology Testing by the DVBID Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratory
arrow Recommendations to Protect Laboratory and Field Workers from West Nile Virus Exposure
arrow CDC Responds: Update on West Nile Virus for Clinicians and Laboratorians (August 2002)
Satellite broadcast and webcast. Describes the epidemiology of and prevention strategies for the control of West Nile virus, and presents current information on clinical and laboratory diagnosis of West Nile virus. Archived August 8, 2002
  arrow Overview
  arrow Webcast, Transcript and PowerPoint Slides

See Also:

arrow Publications
Articles from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, and other sources; some laboratory information in "West Nile Virus (WNV) Infection: Information for Clinicians" and "West Nile Virus: A Primer for the Clinician" among other articles
arrow Clinical Guidance
Overviews and clinical practice documents; some laboratory information

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