West Nile Virus, RNA, Real-Time PCR

The West Nile Virus, RNA, Real-Time PCR test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

West Nile virus is a disease spread by mosquitoes. The condition ranges from mild to severe. The West Nile virus is a type of virus known as a flavivirus. Researchers believe West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person. Mosquitoes carry the highest amounts of virus in the early fall, which is why the rate of the disease increases in late August to early September. The risk of disease decreases as the weather becomes colder and mosquitoes die off.

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: West Nile Virus RNA RealTime PCR

West Nile Virus

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