COXSACKIE B (1-6) ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top
CSF

Rejection Criteria
Plasma specimens

Methodology
Serum Neutralization Assay

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

Reference Range
<1:10 No antibody detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time8-11 days
Test CodeCOXBA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86658 x 6
LOINC Codes
Coxsackie B Virus Ab Type 1   5103-7  
Coxsackie B Virus Ab Type 2   5105-2  
Coxsackie B Virus Ab Type 3   5107-8  
Coxsackie B Virus Ab Type 5   5111-0  
Coxsackie B Virus Ab Type 6   5113-6  
Coxsackie B Virus Ab Type 4   5109-4  

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Medical
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