Brucella Abortus Antibodies

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • IMO199
  • Soft Test Code:
  • BRUCE
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 142032 / 10566X
Alternate Names
  • Brucella Antibodies IgG & IgM
  • Brucella Antibody
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

2.0 Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube 

Alternate Specimen

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

TransportAndStorage

7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen (Preferred)

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results


Methodology:
  • Enzyme Immunoassay (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.


Production Schedule

Days Performed
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

6 to 10 days


Coding & Compliance

CPT Coding

86622 x 2