NAbFeron (IFNB-1) Neutralizing Antibody Test


Sunquest Code:IFNB1  
Epic Code:LAB3562Epic Name:NAbFeron Neutralizing Antibody Test
Methodology:Viral cytopathic effect assay
CPT Code:86382
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 14-21 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Collection Instructions:Sample needs to be collected either before treatment with interferon or more than 24 hours following the most recent dose. Patient should not be on steroid therapy for at least two weeks prior to testing. Serum must be separated from whole blood within 48 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:112


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Less than 1:20

 

Use:Detection of neutralizing antibodies to interferonB-1.


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