INFLUENZA VIRUS ANTIBODIES, TYPES A & B

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.1 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Plasma, hemolyzed, lipemic, icteric, heat inactivated or turbid specimens

Methodology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

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

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeIABGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86710 x 4
LOINC Codes
Influenza A Virus Ab, IgG   31437-7  
Influenza A Virus Antibody, IgM   31438-5  
Influenza B virus Antibody, IgG   17015-9  
Influenza B Virus Antibody, IgM   17016-7  

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