Neurotropic Viruses CF Ab (Blood), Neurotropic Viruses Ab (Blood), Neurotropic viruses total Ab (Blood), Neurotropic viruses CF Ab (CSF), Neurotropic viruses Ab (CSF), Neurotropic viruses total Ab (CSF)
3 – 5 mL plain blood or 1 – 2 mL CSF. Send sera two weeks apart for rising Ab titre. For CSF, see Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Serology.
Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.
Complement Fixation Test
Paired sera showing ≥ 4 fold rise in titre or single samples having titres of ≥ 128 to any of the tested viruses are considered to have significant titres to that virus.
Single sample: 1 – 6 days Paired sample: 1 – 6 days after receipt of second sample
Tuesday and Thursday
Total CF antibody against herpes simplex, measles and mumps viruses are tested. Total CF antibody to varicella-zoster virus, although not included in the panel, can also be requested at an additional charge.