Specimen Requirements

Title

INFLUENZA VIRUS ANTIBODIES, TYPES A & B

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in a SST/1.0mL. Spin and separate serum from cells within 2 hours and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 2 days, Refrigerated 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

5-7 days Performed Mon, Wed, Fri

Clinical Use

Aids in the diagnosis of Influenza, or the “flu”, a highly contagious, febrile, acute infection of the nose, throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs caused by the influenza virus.

Test Code

IVGMW