Leptospira IgM antibody - Leptospira IgM Dot Blot
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.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum separator tube or green (sodium or lithium heparin).
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, severely lipemic specimens. Any other body fluid.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
A negative result does not rule out the possibility of leptospirosis.
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