Leptospira Antibody, IgM by Dot-Blot


Sunquest Code:LEPIGM  
Epic Code:LAB6750Epic Name:Leptospira, IgM
Methodology:Immunoblot
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as acute or convalescent.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, severely lipemic specimens. Any other body fluid.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot, 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:55233


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative: No antibody detected

Equivocal: Suggest repeating in 10-14 days

Suggestive of current or recent leptospirosis

 

 



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