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BRUCELLA ANTIBODY (TOTAL) BY AGGLUTINATION

Mnemonic

BRUC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an aliquot tube. Parallel testing is preferred.  Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please label specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed or severely lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

4-6 days

Method

Semi-Quantitative Agglutination

Referral Lab

ARUP (50135)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86622

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:42 AM


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