2 - 5 days
RSV-RESP SYNCT VIR AB IGG, IGM
RESP SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGG
RESP SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IGM
RESPIRATORY SYNCT VIR AB
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Diagnosis of a recent respiratory syncytial virus infection.
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.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
The physician should arrange for the collection of the convalescent serum 10 to 14 days after collection of the acute serum specimen. The requisition must specify patient history.
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.