Influenza A & B Antibody Titer Blood Test

Flu


Test Code: 096487
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Influenza A & B Antibody Titer Blood Test

This test measures antibodies to Influenza, commonly known as the flu.  Influenza is a respiratory viral infection which affects millions of people every year.  Many flu cases are mild but some can lead to serious health complications if not identified and treated.  The highest risk from the flu is to those whose immune systems are weakened. either due to age or other health conditions.  Common symptoms of the flu include headache, fever, chills, muscle pain, stuffy nose, sore throat, and a cough.  Testing for influenza antibodies can help determine if a person is actually suffering from the flu or a different condition with similar symptoms.  This test looks for two types of antibodies to different forms of the flu virus.  Differentiating what form of the flu a person has can help ensure they receive the correct treatment as well as help to identify when a large community is suffering from the same flu strain. 

The Influenza Antibodies titer is typically ordered when a person displays symptoms of the flu, especially if they are at higher risk.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.    

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Influenza A & B Antibody Titer Blood Test

Flu


Test Code: 7250
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Influenza A & B Antibody Titer Blood Test

This test measures antibodies to Influenza, commonly known as the flu.  Influenza is a respiratory viral infection which affects millions of people every year.  Many flu cases are mild but some can lead to serious health complications if not identified and treated.  The highest risk from the flu is to those whose immune systems are weakened. either due to age or other health conditions.  Common symptoms of the flu include headache, fever, chills, muscle pain, stuffy nose, sore throat, and a cough.  Testing for influenza antibodies can help determine if a person is actually suffering from the flu or a different condition with similar symptoms.  This test looks for two types of antibodies to different forms of the flu virus.  Differentiating what form of the flu a person has can help ensure they receive the correct treatment as well as help to identify when a large community is suffering from the same flu strain. 

The Influenza Antibodies titer is typically ordered when a person displays symptoms of the flu, especially if they are at higher risk.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.    

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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