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39536-8Influenza virus A Ab [Units/volume] in Serum by Complement fixationActive

Part Description

LP14239-5   Influenza virus A
Influenza viruses, from the family Orthomyxoviridae, are enveloped negative-strand RNA viruses with segmented genomes containing seven to eight gene segments. Of the five genera in the family, only influenza A virus (IAV), influenza B and C are medically relevant to humans. Aquatic birds harboring avian IAV are the likely natural reservoir for all known IAV subtypes and are probably the original source of all human pandemic IAV strains. IAV maintained in wild birds have been associated with stable host switch events to novel hosts, including most often to domestic poultry but also to horses, swine, toothed whales and humans. The influenza virus life cycle begins with the binding of viral HA to host cell receptors. Endocytosis and HA-mediated fusion of the viral and cellular membranes occurs. Viral ribonucleoprotein complexes are released into the cytoplasm, travel to the nucleus, then are replicated and transcribed by the viral polymerase complex. The new viruses are formed and bud when the newly formed ribonucleicprotein complexes and structural proteins reach the plasma membrane. Further research is needed to better understand how IAVs switch hosts and the viral genetic changes that underlie human adaptation. IAV causes respiratory infections in humans ranging from asymptomatic to fatal. Pandemics are attributed to "novel" viruses which possess a viral hemagglutinin (HA) to which humans do not have immunity. [PMID:20542248] [PMID:25812763]
Influenza viruses A and B are single-stranded RNA enveloped viruses belonging to the Orthomyxoviridae family. The symptoms of infection of Influenza A and B include fever, cough, sore throat, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, headache, myalgia and malaise. Some patients may experience gastrointestinal symptoms including watery diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The influenza viruses spread rapidly in enclosed spaces with a documented rate of infection of 70% following a common source of exposure. Infection occurs in the respiratory epithelium in both the upper and lower respiratory tract, and the virus can be found in many specimen types, including nasal aspirates, nasal or nasopharyngeal swabs, throat swabs, sputum and tracheal aspirates. When infection rates reach epidemic proportions, hospitalization of children and elderly patients rises as does the mortality rates of elderly patients.(Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th edition, James H. Jorgensen; Karen C. Carroll; Guido Funke; Michael A Pfaller; Marie Louise Landry; Sandra S. Richter; David W. Warnock) Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Influenza virus A Ab
Property
ACnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser
Scale
Qn
Method
Comp fix

Additional Names

Short Name
FLUAV Ab Ser CF-aCnc
Display Name
FLUAV Ab CF Qn (S)
Consumer Name Alpha
Influenza A (Flu A) antibody, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
MICRO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.15
Last Updated
Version 2.69
Order vs. Observation
Both

Member of these Groups

LG32757-3 Influenza virus

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
流感病毒 A 型 抗体:任意型浓度:时间点:血清:定量型:补体结合试验
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Influenzavirus A As:eenheid/volume:moment:serum:kwantitatief:complementfixatie
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Virus de l'influenza A Ac:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:Fixation du complément
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Virus de l'influenza A , Ac:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:Fixation du complément
fr-FRFrench (France)
Influenza virus A Ac:Arbitraire/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum:Numérique:Fixation du complément
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Influenza A, virus Ab:ACnc:Pt:Siero:Qn:Fissazione complemento
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
A형 인플루엔자 바이러스 항체:임의농도:검사시점:혈청:정량:보체결합반응
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Influenza vírus A Ac:ACnc:Pt:Soro:Qn:Fixação do complemento
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Грипп вирус А Ат:ПроизвКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Колич:Компл фикс
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Virus de la influenza A Ab:Concentración arbitraria:Punto temporal:Suero:Cuantitativo:Fijación del complemento
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Virus Influenza A Anticuerpos:Concentración arbitraria:Punto temporal:Suero:Qn:Fijación del complemento
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
İnfluenza virüsü A Ab:SçKons:Zmlı:Ser:Kant:Komp fiks

Example Units

Unit Source
[arb'U]/mL Example UCUM Units

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