Influenza A and B Antibodies, Quantitative

CPT: 86710(x2)
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Test Details


Detect antibodies to influenza A and B


Complement fixation (CF)

Reference Interval

Negative: <1:8

Additional Information

Serologic typing is valuable for epidemiology, and for planning therapy. Since type A influenza can be treated with amantadine, but type B cannot, this distinction may need to be made.

Specimen Requirements




1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions


Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Identify specimens as acute or convalescent. Acute and convalescent specimens must be submitted on separate test request forms.

Note: This test should not be used to detect H1N1 influenza A virus (swine origin) infection.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
096487 Influenza A/B Ab, Quant 50693-1 096073 Influenza A Abs, CF 5229-0
096487 Influenza A/B Ab, Quant 50693-1 096081 Influenza B Abs, CF 5230-8

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