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Test Code Coxsk B Ab Coxsackie B Antibodies

Clinical System Name

Coxsackie B Antibodies

Synonyms

None specified

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Gold SST or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Hemolysis

Spin:Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin sample and transfer serum into plastic aliquot tube. Refrigerate aliquot into CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin sample and transfer serum into plastic aliquot tube. Transport room temperature.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

7 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; Set-up: T - Sa at Quest

3 - 6 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

Reference Range

Interpretive laboratory report provided.

 

 

 

Methodology

Method: Complement Fixation (CF)

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86658 x 6

Clinical Utility

Coxsackie B viruses can cause rashes, pharyngitis, meningitis, and myocarditis.

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Coxsackie B (1-6) Antibodies, Serum (7656X)

Reference Test Number:

3210N

Instructions: Send out M - F with the Quest courier.