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LCM Virus Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code LCM
Performed by San Francisco Public Health Laboratory
Sendout? Yes
Method IFA
Collection Instructions Submit paired sera, one collected within 1 wk of onset of illness and another 2-3 weeks later. Tests are NOT performed until convalescent serum is received.

The physician must complete a form for Special Serology, Click here for form
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Sample received at room temperature
Units Titer
Normal range Negative titer < 8
Stability Refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 month
Turn around times Test run Wednesday. Turnaround time: 1-2 weeks
Additional information Available from the State Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Lab via the local health department. See also entry for Viral Serology, and consult Microbiology regarding culture.
Last Updated 1/5/2012 11:47:44 AM
Entry Number 593

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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