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Commercial laboratory tests for West Nile virus by serology (IgM capture ELISA) or polymerase chain reaction are now available. Any patient testing positive for West Nile virus at a commercial laboratory should be reported to the local health department. For reporting purposes, confirmatory testing at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is typically required by IDPH for validation of commercial laboratory tests that are positive for West Nile virus.

Clinician Information

West Nile Virus Testing Guidelines

Information and Guidance for Clinicians - CDC

Questions and Answers about Blood Transfusions

Blood Transfusion, Organ Donation and Blood Donation Information

Detection of West Nile Virus in Blood Donations --- United States, 2003

IDPH Specimen Requisition Form - PDF

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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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