FECHC - Clinical: Echovirus Antibodies, CSF

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Test ID: FECHC    
Echovirus Antibodies, CSF

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

REFERENCE RANGE:  < 1:1

           

INTERPRETIVE CRITERIA:

  < 1:1 Antibody Not Detected

  > or = 1:1 Antibody Detected

           

Diagnosis of infections of the central nervous system is accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intra-thecally-produced specific antibody.  Interpretation of results may be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive transfer of antibody from blood, and contamin-ation via bloody taps.  The interpretation of CSF results must consider CSF-serum antibody ratios to the infectious agent.