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Coxsackie A9 Virus Antibodies by CF

Mnemonic:    [COXS A9 AB]
Name:    Coxsackie A9 Virus Antibodies by CF
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050503
  Method:    Complement Fixation
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens.
Processing Info:    Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent", if the information is known..