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Influenza A Virus Antibody, IgM
|Methodology:||Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay|
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) - 1 ml serum.
Specimen Preparation: Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions: Plasma. Bacterially contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, lipemic, turbid specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month