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Test Code RSVAB Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Abs

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp Burlington, NC

Methodology

Complement fixation (CF)

Reference Values

Negative = <1:8

 

TAT: 3 - 6 Days

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Gold top tube

Specimen: 2 mL serum (1 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Stability: 7 days Refrigerated

 

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5901157

Used For

Aid in establishing the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus infection. Diagnosis by complement fixation depends on demonstrating a rise in antibody titer during a two-week to three-week period.

Children younger than six months of age may not make antibodies in response to infection.