TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI (CHAGAS' DISEASE) AB, TOTAL

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 0.5 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Non-reactive

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4-7 days
Test CodeCHAG
CPT-4 Code (s)
86753
LOINC Codes
57320-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory