Coxsackie Virus group B antibodies-13514

Test info

  
Coxsackie Virus group B antibodies
  
13514
  
LAB13514
  
COXBAB
  

Aid in diagnosing Coxsackie virus infection. Coxsackie B viruses cause a wide variety of illnesses, including pleurodynia (Bornholm disease), meningitis, rash, pulmonary infection, and a generalized systemic infection.

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
3.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
Submission of the minimum volume does not allow for repeat testing
  
  • Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times
  • Identify specimen as acute or convalescent
  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  

Refrigerated

  
  • Hemolysis
  • Lipemia
  • Gross bacterial contamination
  • Repeated freeze and thaw cycles

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (096263): R-LC
  
Mo - Fr
  
2 - 6 days
  

Complement fixation (CF)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative: < 1.8

Billing

  
86658 x 6
  
Result 5104-5

Tracking

  
03/29/2019
  
05/20/2019
  
02/19/2021