Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunofluorescence

Test Usage

Diagnosis of a recent respiratory syncytial virus infection.

Reference Range *

IgG: < 1:10; IgM: < 1:10. The presence of IgM class antibodies or a fourfold or greater rise in paired sera IgG titer indicates recent infection. The presence of demonstrable IgG generally indicates past exposure and immunity.

Test Limitations

For low IgG antibody levels with no demonstrable IgM, it is recommended that a convalescnet sample be collected. Not useful for diagnosis from spinal fluid.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
SRSV
MiChart Code
Respiratory syncytial virus antibodies, IgG and IgM
Synonyms
  • RSV-RESP SYNCT VIR AB IGG, IGM
  • RSV IGG
  • RSV IGM
  • SRSV-D
  • RESP SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGG
  • RESP SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGM
  • RESPIRATORY SYNCT VIR AB
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo SRSV (8301)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Grossly contaminated specimens are unacceptable. The physician should arrange for the collection of the convalescent serum 10 to 14 days after collection of the acute serum specimen.

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

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
86756 x2
Fee Code
20477
NY State Approved
No