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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code RSV
Test group RSV
Performed by State Viral & Rickettsial Disease Laboratory
Sendout? Yes
Method EIA
Collection Instructions Obtain SFPH viral serology form from Specimen Receiving. Form must be completed prior to processing. Submit paired sera, one collected within 1 wk of onset of illness and another 4-6 weeks later.
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample
Units titer
Normal range
Negative < 8 titer
Synonyms RSV Ab;
Turn around times Test run on Wednesday. Turnaround time: 2-9 days.
Additional information Sent to State Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory via SFPH.

Tests are not performed until convalescent serum is received.

See also entry for Viral Serology.
Last Updated 2/19/2010 3:42:25 PM
Entry Number 819
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