Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

4 - 9 days

MiChart Code
Parainfluenza Antibody
Soft Order Code
PARAV

Test Updated:

Synonyms

PARAINFLUENZA ANTIBODY, SERUM
PARA TYPE1
PARA TYPE2
PARA TYPE3
PARAINFLUENZA TYPE 1
PARAINFLUENZA TYPE 2
PARAINFLUENZA TYPE 3

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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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
86790 x3
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.