Coxsackie A Antibodies

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • MISC
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 37477
Alternate Names
  • Coxsackie Virus A Abs
Included Tests

Coxsackie Antibodies A2, A4, A7, A9, A10, A16


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


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

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

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

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


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


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
Days Performed
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

2 to 3 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

86658 x 6