Brucella Abortus Antibodies

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 2:43:21 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube 
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen (Preferred)
Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance:
Brucellosis is caused by transmission from animal to human. Brucella abortus is transmitted from cows. A high titer of IgM suggests recent exposure. A high titer of IgG suggests active infection. A lower titer of IgG may indicate past exposure or treated infection.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 6 to 10 days
Days Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
PHL Test Code: BRUCE
EPIC Test Code: IMO199
Send Out Test Code: 142032 / 10566X
Alternate Test Names: Brucella Antibodies IgG & IgM; Brucella Antibody
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86622 x 2

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