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Influenza A & B Antibodies, IgG & IgM

Components

Name Method Department Units
Influenza A/B Virus Abs, G/M Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Send Out IV

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Influenza A Virus Ab, IgG and IgM; Influenza B Virus Ab, IgG and IgM

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mark specimen as "Acute" or "Convalescent"
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Lipemic specimen
  • Icteric specimen
  • Bacterial contamination
  • Plasma unacceptable
  • Turbid specimen

Comments

Indicate whether sample is acute or convalescent. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

CPT Code

  • 86710 (x4)