Influenza Type A Antibody (AFLU)

Test Code
LAB2314

Quest Code
687

Alias/See Also
AFLU

CPT Codes
86710

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum in gold top tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plain red top tube

Transport Container
Transport tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Methodology
Complement Fixation (CF)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Monday-friday

Report Available
7 days

Reference Range
<1:8

Clinical Significance
Influenza Type A and B viruses cause seasonal outbreaks of "the flu". Each winter, approximately 10-20% of the population are infected. Both Type A and B are included in the flu vaccine.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-Chantilly VA
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-2228




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