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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

External Price (excl. GST)



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.

Adult Specimen

Gold or Red tube

Paediatric Specimen

Paediatric Gold or Red tube

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Laboratory Turnaround Time

NS1Ag 24 hours

Additional Information

A NS1Ag screening test will be performed at the Waikato Hospital Laboratory.

NS1Ag is usually only detectable in the first nine days of infection.

Samples will be forwarded to ESR for further testing.

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