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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Dengue fever serology


Dengue fever virus IgG
Dengue fever virus IgM
Dengue fever virus NS1 antigen

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

Acute sample should be collected within five days of illness. A convalescent sample is required 10 to 14 days later. Detail of recent travel to endemic areas is required.

Patient Specimen

Blood. 5ml Gold tube or 500 uL serum.

Minimum Volume


Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Laboratory Testing Time

1 week


Negative, Equivocal or Reactive, with appropriate comment.

Referred Out

Sent to ESR, Wallaceville.  View website.