RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGG/IGM ANTIBODIES

Code
000.0000
Name
RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGG/IGM ANTIBODIES
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
RSV Antibodies
CPT Codes
86756 x 2
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44506
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

See Report

Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA

Clinical Significance

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common causative agents of lower respiratory illnesses (including bronchiolitis and pneumonia) in infants and young children. RSV can be fatal and sudden deaths occurring in infants with respiratory disease are often believed to be due to this virus. In older children and adults, RSV causes an influenza-like syndrome, broncho-pneumonia, or exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Approximately 70 percent of the population have antibody titers to RSV by the age of five years. However, these antibodies are not considered protective, as reinfection can occur.

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