Sample: Serum

Schedule: Daily (Immunofluorescence)

Units: Titer

Range: A fourfold (o greather) increase of the titer in paired (drown 2-3 weeks appart) serum samples indicates recet viral infection.

Remarks: Always test paired serum samples drown after 2-3 weeks. Adenovirus is the etiologic agent for respiratory problems including: pneumonia, tonsillitis, fever, chills as well as for keratoconjutivitis, gastroenteritis and hemorrhagic cystitis. Since Adenovirus infection is relatively common, a single serum titer is not of diagnostic value, but the test should be done in paired serum samples drown 2-3 weeks appart.

Symptoms of respiratory illness caused by adenovirus infection range from the common cold syndrome to pneumonia, croup, and bronchitis. Patients with compromised immune systems are especially susceptible to severe complications of adenovirus infection.


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