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Burkholderia pseudomallei Antibodies (IgG & IgM)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay
Container type
Blood Red top (Gold top acceptable)
CSF CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect
Blood 2 mL
CSF 1 mL
Sample type Serum, CSF
Preferred volume
Blood 2 mL
CSF 1 mL
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum or CSF
Processing notes Refrigerate sample. Order Quest # 34985X.
Units titer
Normal range
Negative IgG < 64 titer
Negative IgM < 40 titer
Synonyms Meliodosis; bacterial culture; Pseudomonas pseudomallei
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Set up 5x per week. Turnaround 5-7 days
Additional information A single IgG titer ≥ 128 indicates exposure to the organism; a 4-fold increase in titer between acute and convalescent samples confirms infection. Cross-reactivity can occur with Malleomyces mallei (glanders) and some Pseudomonas infections.
CPT coding 86609-90 x2
Last Updated 2/20/2014 3:01:53 PM
Entry Number 147
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