Coxsackie A Antibodies

Last Modified: 5/2/2022 1:52:38 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST); Gel; Plasma is not acceptable
Reference Range:
Coxsackie A2 Ab <1:8
Coxsackie A4 Ab <1:8
Coxsackie A7 Ab <1:8
Coxsackie A9 Ab <1:8
Coxsackie A10 Ab <1:8
Coxsackie A16 Ab <1:8
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Complement Fixation (CF)
Clinical Significance: Panel currently includes testing against 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, and 16 antigens. Although there is cross-reactivity among the enteroviruses by CF, most healthy people do not have 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
Documentation: Limitations: Culture does not usually support growth of coxsackie A viruses
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 37477
Alternate Test Names: Coxsackie Virus A Abs
Included Tests: Coxsackie Antibodies A2, A4, A7, A9, A10, A16
CPT Coding: 86658 x 6

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