* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.
Days Test Performed
Sunday - Thursday
2 - 6 days
Soft Order Code
Coxsackie B Antibody Panel
Mayo COXB (80247) (Focus 40335)
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Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
2 mL serum
1 mL serum
Panel includes the 6 immunotypes of Coxsackie B viruses. Test is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Focus Diagnostics.