Influenza B Virus Antibodies, IgG & IgM
2004422
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
FLUB PAN
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.
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: 0.2 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
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
Test Number Components Reference Interval
0051080Influenza B Virus Antibody, IgG 0.89 IV or less: Negative -​ No significant level of influenza B virus IgG antibody detected.
0.90-​1.10 IV: Equivocal -​ Questionable presence of influenza B virus IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
1.11 IV or greater: Positive -​ IgG antibodies to influenza B virus detected, which may suggest current or past infection.
0051079Influenza B Virus Antibody, IgM 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 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0051079Influenza B Virus Antibody IgM
0051080Influenza B Virus Antibody IgG
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Cross References
  • Flu B
  • Flu B antibodies