COXSACKIE B VIRUS ANTIBODIES

Mnemonic

MISC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) or plain red top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an aliquot tube. Parallel testing is preferred, and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of the receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

CSF or Plasma. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

7-11 days

Method

Semi-Quantitative Serum Neutralization

Referral Lab

ARUP (60055)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86658 (x6)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:05 AM