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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

RSV ANTIBODY, IGG

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

RSVA

Synonyms:

Respiratory Syncytial Virus IgG Antibody; RSV IgG Antibody

CPT Codes:

86756 – Respiratory syncytial virus antibody

Test Includes:

RSV IgG determination

Logistics

Test Indications:

Evaluate past exposure to RSV

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

LabCorp/Viromed (Test: 096131)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 – 5 days, test performed daily.

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) serum

Collection:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Special Processing:

Routine venipuncture

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Excessive hemolysis; chylous serum; gross specimen contamination; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative <1:8

Note: If a current infection is suspected, please submit a second serum in 2-4 weeks.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Complement Fixation

References:

LabCorp/Viromed Web Page January 2007



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