Leptospira Antibody, IgM by Dot-Blot

Abbrev Code:LEPIGM   
Order Code:LAB6750Order Name:Leptospira, IgM
CPT Codes: 86720 x1
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

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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


Reference Range:
Negative No significant level of Leptospira IgM antibody detected.
Equivocal   Questionable presence of Leptospira IgM antibody detected. Suggest repeating in 10-14 days.
Positive Presence of IgM antibody to Leptospira detected Suggestive of current or recent infection.



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