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Coxsackie B Virus Antibodies
|Methodology:||Semi-Quantitative Serum Neutralization Assay|
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) OR Plain Red - 1 ml serum OR CSF.
Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature . Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum or CSF to a Standard Transport Tube.
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Stability: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)