COXB - Specimen: Coxsackie B(1-6) Antibodies (Serum)

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: COXB    
Coxsackie B(1-6) Antibodies (Serum)

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red or SST

Specimen Volume: 2mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Serum gel tube is acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL of serum shipped refrigerate.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than

Serum

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 7 days