RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV) ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Compliment Fixation

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerate: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
<1:8 No antibody detected

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeRSVAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
86756
LOINC Codes
5294-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory