Influenza B Virus Antibody, IgM
0051079
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
FLUB M
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-6 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL) 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
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Bacterially contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, lipemic, or turbid specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
0.89 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of influenza B virus IgM antibody detected.
0.90-1.10 IV: Equivocal - Questionable presence of influenza B virus IgM antibody detected.  Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.11 IV or greater: Positive - IgM antibodies to influenza B virus detected, which may suggest current or recent infection.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86710
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0051079Influenza B Virus Antibody IgM
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Aliases
  • Flu B IgM