COXSACKIE A (9) ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Complement Fixation

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
<1:8 No antibody detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCOXA9
CPT-4 Code (s)
86658
LOINC Codes
9757-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory