Trypanosoma cruzi Antibody, IgG


Sunquest Code:TCRUG  
Epic Code:LAB6048Epic Name:Trypanosoma cruzi Antibody, IgG
Synonyms:Chagas
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:86753
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-8 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.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Plasma, lipemia, hemolysis or icterus


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.05 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51076


Interpretive

Reference Range:
1.0 IV or less Negative. No significant level of Trypansoma cruzi IgG antibody detected.
1.1 IV Equivocal. Questionable presence of Trypansoma cruzi IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.2 IV or greater Positive. IgG antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi detected, which may suggest current or past infection.
   
Use:ARUP intends the use of this assay for clinical diagnosis. This assay should not be used for blood donor screening or associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell and Cellular Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps).


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