Adenovirus Antibody, Serum [686X]

Test Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Patient Preparation

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Lipemia • Gross hemolysis

Complement Fixation (CF)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri, a.m.; Report available: Same day

Infections may be long lasting and antibodies may persist post-infection.

Reference Range
Adenovirus Ab < 1:8

Interpretive Criteria:
< 1:8 Antibody not detected
≥1:8 Antibody detected

Single titers of ≥ 1:64 are indicative of recent or current infection. Titers of 1:8 - 1:32 may be indicative of either past or recent infection, since CF antibody levels persist for only a few months. A fourfold or greater increase in titer between acute and convalescent specimens confirms the diagnosis.

Clinical Significance
Adenovirus causes respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis, and diarrhea. Infections are most common in individuals who are immunocompromised and in young children.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.