3 mL (2 mL min.) CSF in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Real Time PCR
Sample Thu by 11 am; Report Sat
This assay is useful for the detection of Japanese encephalitis virus. Most human infections are asymptomatic or result in only mild symptoms. However, a small percentage of infected persons develop inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), with symptoms including sudden onset of headache, high fever, disorientation, coma, tremors and convulsions.