Test Details

Mnemonic

MYCAB

Ordering Code

3400201

CPT-4 Code(s)

86255, plus 86256 if reflexed to titer, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 0.5 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial. Positive results will be titered to endpoint.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma

Stability

Room temperature: 48 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology

Indirect Immunofluorescence
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Reference Range

Negative <1:40
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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