Coxsackie B Virus Antibodies


Sunquest Code:COXAB  
Epic Code:LAB3409Epic Name:Coxsackie B Virus Antibodies
Methodology:Serum neutralization assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 6-9 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or severely lipemic specimens. CSF or plasma.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60055


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Coxsackie B1: Less than 1:10

Coxsackie B2: Less than 1:10

Coxsackie B3: Less than 1:10

Coxsackie B4: Less than 1:10

Coxsackie B5: Less than 1:10

Coxsackie B6: Less than 1:10

Single positive antibody titers of greater than or equal to 1:80 may indicate past or current infection. Seroconversion or an increase in titers between acute and convalescent sera of at least fourfold is considered strong evidence of current or recent infection.

Note: The clinical significance and criteria for interpretation of results from CSF have not been established.

 



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