Influenza A and B Antibodies, Quantitative

CPT: 86710(x2)
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Test Details

Use

Detect antibodies to influenza A and B

Methodology

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

Specimen

Serum

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate

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.

LOINC® Map

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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