Echovirus Antibody Panel

Last Modified: 3/30/2016 1:36:46 PM

Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Methodology: Complement Fixation (CF)
Clinical Significance: The current echovirus panel includes serotypes 4, 7, 9, 11, and 30. The echovirus serotypes used in this panel will vary depending upon current epidemiological data available from inhouse isolations CDC reports. Generally, the serotypes used are those most commonly associated with viral meningitis. Although there is cross-reactivity among the enteroviruses, most healthy people do not have detectable CF titers (>1:8). Therefore, detectable titers, especially those >1:32, should be considered diagnostic. Confirmed serodiagnosis is made by demonstration of a four-fold change in titers between acute and convalescent sera
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 130652
Included Tests: Echovirus serotypes 4, 7, 9, 11, and 30
CPT Coding: 86658 x 5

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