Department: 
Microbiology
Laboratory: 
Serology
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Pseudonyms: 
Test Code: 
ALPHAP
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA/ _x000D__x000D_Respiratory Samples/ _x000D__x000D_CSF
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL, Sp, CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Reference Range: 
Notes: 
Detects most known alphaviruses, including Chikungunya, Sindbis, Barmah Forest, Semliki Forest, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and Ross River viruses. Additional testing is required to differentiate these viruses.