Coxsackie B (1-6) Antibodies, Serum

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 3:38:59 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: Types B1-B6  <1:8    

Interpretive Criteria:  
<1:8 Antibody not detected;  
> or = 1:8 Antibody detected
Critical Ranges:

Culture does not usually support growth of coxsackie A viruses

Test Comments:  
Methodology: Compliment Fixation
Clinical Significance: Coxsackie B viruses can cause rashes, pharyngitis, menigitis and myocarditis
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: COX6
EPIC Test Code: IMO1937
Send Out Test Code: 4022 / 7656X
Alternate Test Names: Coxsackie B 1-6 AB
Included Tests: Coxsackie B 1; Coxsackie B 2; Coxsackie B 3; Coxsackie B 4; Coxsackie B 5; Coxsackie B 6
CPT Coding: 86658 x 6

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