INFLUENZA ANTIBODIES
Department: Referred Serology
Alternate Names for Test: FLU VIRUS
Specimen Collection Requirements:
Phlebotomist Instructions: Paired sera should be obtained wherever possible:
(a) acute sample- as early as possible in the illness, and
(b) convalescent sample: 2-3 weeks after onset.
Sample Type:

1x Yellow SST (Serum Separator) tube 5.0mL

Transport Requirements: Ambient
Referred Specimens:
Referred to: Canterbury Health Laboratories
Link to Reference Lab Website: http://www.labnet.co.nz/testmanager
Preferred Aliquot: 500uL serum
Pre-Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Refrigerate
Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Ambient
In the Lab:
Lab Test Code: RIFS
Reference Interval & Interpretation: Provided with Reference Laboratory result.
Stability Time Limit for Add-On Tests: 5 days
Link to Application and Diagnostic Use Website: http://www.rcpamanual.edu.au/index.php?option=com_pttests&view=tests&Itemid=77
Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Paul Tustin and Dr Michelle Balm
Department Name: Immunology
Phone: (04) 3815900 ext 840
Fax: (04) 3815948
Email: ptustin@apath.co.nz

Test Information last updated on 5/11/2013
Website last updated on 14/04/2014 14:50

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