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Influenza virus neutralising antibodies

Health testing

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Influenza virus neutralising antibodies

Organisms

Influenza A & B virus (family: Orthomyxoviridae; Genus: influenza A & B)

Requested for surveillance

no

Notice required

yes

Sample 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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