May aid in the diagnosis of Chikungunya viral infection during acute phase of disease (>5 days after symptom onset). In endemic regions, recommend co-testing for dengue and Zika virus because clinical picture of these diseases is similar.
Refrigerated (preferred) - 2 weeks
Ambient - 48 hours
Frozen - 1 year
Semi-quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Negative (≤ 0.79 Index)