Test Details

Mnemonic

NMETD

Ordering Code

3600159

CPT-4 Code(s)

86255, plus 86256 if reflexed to titer, at an additional fee

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, remove serum from cells within 2 hours of collection, send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

CSF or plasma
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 1 year

Methodology

Semi-quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
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Reference Range

< 1:10
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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