Test Overview
Test Methodology

Complement Fixation

Reference Range *

< 1:1

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
MMLR
Synonyms
  • Coxsackie B1
  • Coxsackie B2
  • Coxsackie B3
  • Coxsackie B4
  • Coxsackie B5
  • Coxsackie B6
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FBCX (91341) (Focus 60335)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Send CSF in a sterile tube or container. Refrigerate.

Normal Volume
2 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
1 mL CSF
Additional Information

Panel includes the 6 immunotypes of Coxsackie B viruses. Test is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Focus Diagnostics.

Billing
CPT Code
86658 x6
NY State Approved
No