Influenza virus neutralising antibodies

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Influenza virus neutralising antibodies
Organisms Influenza A & B virus (family: Orthomyxoviridae; Genus: influenza A & B)
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required yes
Culture requirements Acute serum obtained at the first contact with the healthcare system (within 5 days of symptom onset) and convalescent serum (between 2-3 weeks after symptom onset)
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
How results reported Report will state influenza virus neutralising antibody titres for the serum specimen: the reciprocal of the highest dilution causing complete haemagglutination inhibition of erythrocytes by relevant influenza viruses
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