Adenovirus antibodies - serum

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Item Process
Specimen

Acute and convalescent samples; 5-10 mL blood in plain tube.

Method

EIA, CFT.

Application

Investigation of atypical pneumonia, unexplained conjunctivitis, haemorrhagic cystitis.

Tests indicated only for serious infection or to define an outbreak.

Interpretation

A four-fold or greater rise in titre between acute and convalescent specimens is required to diagnose infection.

In immunocompromised patients, virus detection, culture may be required to demonstrate infection.
See Virus detection, culture.

Reference

Swenson PD. In: Murray PR et al eds. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 8th ed. ASM Press 2003.