RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGG/IGM ANTIBODIES
- RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGG/IGM ANTIBODIES
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- RSV Antibodies
- CPT Codes
- 86756 x 2
- Reference Test
- Transport Info
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
- Reference Range
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA
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.