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Coxsackie B Virus Antibodies

Mnemonic:    [COXS B ABS]
Name:    Coxsackie B Virus Antibodies
Specimen:    3 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP.
CSF may also be sent for testing (minimum 1 mL). Indicate very clearly on the label if the sample submitted is CSF.
Minimum Spec:    0.25 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060055
  Method:    Serum Neutralization Assay
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.