BRUCELLA ANTIBODY (TOTAL) BY AGGLUTINATION
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one gold (SST) top tube
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.
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed or severely lipemic specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
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