Influenza Type A and B Antibodies, CSF - LG6030


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Complement fixation
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-5 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Sterile tube


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:7 days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 30 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:11292


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 1:1
Use:Detection of intrathecally-produced organism-specific antibodies in CSF indicates central nervous system infection. However, serum levels of organism-specific antibodies, blood-brain barrier integrity, and possible CSF contamination by blood should be considered when assessing CSF results.


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