SFLA - Specimen: Influenza Virus A Antibodies, IgG and IgM (Separate Determinations), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: SFLA    
Influenza Virus A Antibodies, IgG and IgM (Separate Determinations), Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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.

Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.25 mL

Additional Information: 

1. Incidence of influenza virus infections is seasonal in the United States and usually occurs only from November to March.

2. Indicate influenza virus A

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

0.15 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days