CHIKV - Overview: Chikungunya IgM and IgG, Antibody, Serum

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Test Name

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

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aiding in the diagnosis of recent infection with Chikungunya virus in patients with recent travel to endemic areas and a compatible clinical syndrome


This test may be used as an aid to diagnose recent or past infection with Chikungunya virus (ChikV) in patients with recent travel to endemic regions and a compatible clinical syndrome.


IgM and IgG antibodies to ChikV are typically detectable 3 to 4 days and 6 to 7 days following onset of symptoms, respectively.


IgM antibodies to ChikV typically remain detectable for 3 to 4 months after infection, whereas IgG antibodies to ChikV remain detectable for years.


This test should not be used as a test of cure.

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Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CHIKMChikungunya IgM, Ab, SNoYes
CHIKGChikungunya IgG, Ab, SNoYes
CHIKIChikungunya InterpretationNoYes

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Chikungunya IgM and IgG, Ab, S

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