Legionella pneumophila Antibody Type 1, IgM by IFA - Cancel and reorder as ARMISC LG3525


Sunquest Code:LPAGM  
Epic Code:LAB3591Epic Name:LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILIA ABY TYPE 1 IGM
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed; lipemic


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50274


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 1:16 No antibody detected.
Use:IgM antibody to Legionella pneumophila serotypes 1-6 is measured using an IgM specific conjugate.  It is recommended that the IgM test always be performed in cojunction with IgG antibody test.


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