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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus antibodies, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code LCMS
Test group LCM
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method IFA
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.1 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate serum at 4C. Order Quest test #75820N
Normal range
Negative IgG <1:16
Negative IgM <1:20
Synonyms LCM antibodies
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Performed 5x per week. Turnaround 2-5 days
Additional information Antibody to LCM is often detectable within a few days of clinical symptoms. An elevated IgM titer provides a rapid diagnosis of recent or current infection. A four-fold rise in IgG titer between acute and convalescent specimens is also considered diagnostic of recent infection.
CPT coding 86727-90 (x2)
LOINC code 6458-4
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:53:04 AM
Entry Number 1199

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