FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum (0.15 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top
Plasma: EDTA, sodium or lithium heparin

Methodology
Enzyme - Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
<9 U/mL

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeTULGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86668 x 2
LOINC Codes
IgG   70121-9  
IgM   16878-1  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory