Test Overview
Test Methodology

Complement Fixation

Reference Range *

< 1:8

Test Limitations

There is considerable cross-reactivity among enteroviruses; however, the highest titer is usually associated with the infecting serotype. Detection of intrathecally-produced organism-specific antibodies in CSF indicates central nervous system infection. However, serum levels of organism-specific antibodies, blood-brain barrier integrity, and possible CSF contamination by blood should be considered when assessing CSF results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Sunday - Thursday
Analytic Time

2 - 6 days

Soft Order Code
COXA
MiChart Code
Coxsackie A Antibody Panel
Synonyms
  • COXA
  • Coxsackie A2
  • Coxsackie A4
  • Coxsackie A7
  • Coxsackie A9
  • Coxsackie A10
  • Coxsackie A16
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo COXA (80248) (Focus 40330)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
2 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum
Additional Information

Panel includes A2, A4, A7, A9, A10, and A16 antibodies. Test is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Focus Diagnostics.

Billing
CPT Code
86658 x6
Fee Code
20047
LOINC
Z55-4
NY State Approved
No