FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS AB, IgG/M w/ REFLEX TO AGGLUTINATION

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Red-top

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Enzyme - Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
See report

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time2-8 days
Test CodeFTGMR
CPT-4 Code (s)
86668 x 2, plus 86000 if reflexed to agglutination, at additional fee
LOINC Codes
IgG   70121-9  
IgM   16878-1  
F. tularensis Ab by Agglutination   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory