Test Catalog

Test ID: CHIKV    
Chikungunya IgM and IgG, Antibody, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

For both the Chikungunya virus IgM and IgG assays, polystyrene microwells are coated with recombinant Chikungunya antigen. Diluted serum samples and controls are incubated in the wells to allow anti-Chikungunya antibodies (if present in the sample) to react with the antigen. Nonspecific reactants are removed by washing. Next, peroxidase-conjugated antihuman antibody is added to the wells and will react with human antibodies bound to the antigen. Excess conjugate is removed by washing. Enzyme substrate and chromogen are added, and the color is allowed to develop. After adding the Stop Reagent, the resultant color change is quantified by a spectrophotometric reading of optical density (OD). Sample optical density readings are compared with reference cut-off OD readings to determine the qualitative results.(Package inserts: Anti-Chikungunya virus ELISA IgG. Euroimmun Ag; v. 09/19/2016 and Anti-Chikungunya virus ELISA IgM. Euroimmun Ag; v. 09/19/2016)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.


Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 to 7 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test