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Lymphogranuloma venereum Antibody Panel

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code LGV
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Micro-indirect fluorescence
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Spin and freeze aliquot at -20C. Ship to CB.
Units Titer
Normal range
IgG <1:64
IgA <1:16
IgM <1:10
Synonyms LGV
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 5-7 days
Additional information Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a clinical syndrome caused by infection with serovars L1, L2, or L3 of C. trachomatis. Due to the highly crossreactive nature of the C. trachomatis (L2) antigen used in this panel, antibodies induced by infection with C. trachomatis (D-K) or other chlamydial species often show strong L2 reactivity. Thus, detection of L2-reactive antibodies does not necessarily indicate infection with LGV serovars of C. trachomatis. Results for the whole Chlamydia antibody panel should be considered in conjunction with clinical findings to establish the diagnosis.

Includes:
C. pneumoniae IgA, C. psittaci IgA, C. trachomatis (L2) IgA, C. trachomatis (D-K) IgA, C. pneumoniae IgG,C. trachomatis (L2) IgG, C. psittaci IgG, C. trachomatis (D-K) IgG, C. trachomatis (D-K) IgM, C. pneumoniae IgM, C. psittaci IgM, C. trachomatis (L2) IgM
CPT coding 86632-90 x4, 86631-90 x8
Last Updated 5/22/2013 1:28:44 PM
Entry Number 1468

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