Coxsackie B (1-6) Virus Antibodies COXAB
|Method(s)||Semi-Quantitative Serum Neutralization|
One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: CSF, plain red top tube.
1 mL serum at 2-8°C (Min. 0.3 mL)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples. Please mark samples plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Contaminated, hemolyzed or severely lipemic specimens.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Coxsackie B1: Less than 1:10
Coxsackie B2: Less than 1:10
Coxsackie B3: Less than 1:10
Coxsackie B4: Less than 1:10
Coxsackie B5: Less than 1:10
Coxsackie B6: Less than 1:10