Test Overview
Test Methodology

Complement Fixation

Test Usage

Establish the presence of antibodies to parainfluenza

Reference Range *

<1:8. Single titers >=1:64 or stable high titers are generally related to recent infection. After initial infection, antibody responses at a later date are often heterotypic and include reaction to other paramyxoviruses (mumps). In the infant population less than 6 months of age, a combination of viral isolation and antigen detection methods is recommended.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

4 - 9 days

Soft Order Code
PARAV
MiChart Code
Parainfluenza Antibody
Synonyms
  • PARAINFLUENZA ANTIBODY, SERUM
  • PARA TYPE1
  • PARA TYPE2
  • PARA TYPE3
  • PARAINFLUENZA TYPE 1
  • PARAINFLUENZA TYPE 2
  • PARAINFLUENZA TYPE 3
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo PARAV (80421) (Focus 40755)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

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

Test is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Focus Diagnostics.

Billing
CPT Code
86790 x3
Fee Code
20472
NY State Approved
No