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Utah Public Health Laboratory

Arbovirus PCR Panel

Fee:please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation

Arbovirus PCR panel is for qualitative detection of West Nile virus (WNV), Western Equine Encephalitis virus (WEE) and Saint Louis Encephalitis virus (SLE) in mosquito pools.


Tuesday – Friday depending on season.


Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Up to 7 days

Specimen Required

  • Collect: Mosquitos = 10-100 insects, pooled by species
  • Specimen Preparation: Place mosquitoes in 2 milliliter snap cap tube.
  • Storage/Transport Conditions:Keep at 2-8 degrees C.
  • Unacceptable Conditions: Unlabeled or empty tubes
  • Remarks: Record location and date of collection, mosquito species, and number of insects per tube
  • Stability: Keep at 2-8 degrees C.


Detected or Not Detected

Interpretive Data

West Nile virus detected or not detected. Western Equine Encephalitis virus detected or not detected. Saint Louis Encephalitis virus detected or not detected.



Cross References

Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus PCR West Nile Virus PCR Western Equine Encephalitis Virus PCR Mosquito Pool Test Request Form