Campylobacter jejuni Antibody

Last Modified: 3/18/2016 8:16:40 AM


Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range:  < 0.90
Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Clinical Significance:

Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of sporadic bacterial diarrhea in the United States, with poultry the most important source of infection. Markedly elevated levels of antibodies recognizing C. jejuni typically indicate recent or ongoing infection, even though stool cultures may be negative. Neurological complications may follow C. jejuni infection; approximately 30% of Guillain-Barre' cases are typically associated with recent C. jejuni infection. The basis of this association is apparently molecular mimicry between C. jejuni antigens and gangliosides of neuronal cells.

Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Thursday
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 67792
Alternate Test Names: Campylobacter jejuni Antibody, ELISA
CPT Coding: 86625

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