Test directory: Dengue, IgM

Ordering Code5548
Test NameDengue, IgM
AliasDengue, IgM (ELISA)
Dengue, IgM (DOH)
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsSpecimen should be collected as early as possible after onset of illness (most patients are positive by the 6th day after onset of illness). Multiple specimens may need to be collected in some cases

Complete DOH form 81.3 (including but not limited to: patient identifier, date of onset of illness, clinical signs and symptoms, travel history, immunization history, name and address of authorized orderer).
Handling InstructionsContact the Disease Investigation Branch at the Dept. of
Health prior to submitting any specimen

Ship serum in a sterile, screw-capped tube. Follow instructions for Class B - Biological Substance of the
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) and International Air
Transport Association (IATA) for packing and shipping.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 2 Weeks
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Insufficient quantity, Leaking specimen, Improper container or handling, Obvious microbial contamination,
Mis-labeled or unlabeled specimen, Specimen beyond stability limits
Missing, improper or incomplete requisition form (DOH form 81.3)
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 2 Months
MethodologyEnzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Reference Lab Dept of Health

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Date ReportedALLSee report.
InterpretationALLSee report.