RSV Total Ab, RSV CF Ab, Adenovirus Total Ab, Adenovirus CF Ab, Parainfluenza virus Total Ab, Parainfluenza virus CF Ab, Influenza virus Total Ab, Influenza virus CF Ab
Adenovirus CF Antibody Influenza Virus CF Antibody Parainfluenza Virus CF Antibody Respiratory Syncytial Virus CF Antibody
3 mL plain blood for a single test. 6 – 8 mL for all tests indicated above.To diagnose acute infection, send paired sera taken two weeks apart. Send paired sera also for varicella-zoster virus (VZV) CF antibody and cytomegalovirus (CMV) CF antibody if pneumonia is suspected to be due to these viruses.
Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.
Complement Fixation Test
Acute infection: Paired sera showing ≥ 4 fold rise in antibody titre. A single sample having a titre of ≥ 128 to any of the viruses tested is suggestive of a recent acute infection.
Single sample : 1 – 8 days Paired sample : 1 – 8 days after receipt of second sample
VZV and CMV CF antibody tests are available at additional charges.
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