RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGM ANTIBODY

Code
000.0000
Name
RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGM ANTIBODY
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
RSV Antibodies
CPT Codes
86756
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44508
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

Less than 0.90 IV: Negative - No significant level of respiratory syncytial virus IgM antibody detected
0.90-1.10 IV: Equivocal - Questionable presence of respiratory syncytial virus IgM antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful
Greater than 1.10 IV: Positive - IgM antibodies to respiratory syncytial virus detected, which may suggest current or recent infection.

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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