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Leishmania species Antibodies

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code LEISH
Test group Leishmania
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay
Container type Red top (Gold top acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.1 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample at 4C. Order Quest # 42200N

For B&T patients order BTMOLT.
Units Titer
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Kala azar; Cutaneous leishmaniasis; Uta; Visceral leishmaniasis; Leishmania mexicana; Leishmania donovani; Leishmania tropica; Leishmania braziliensis
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Set up 5x per week. Turnaround 3-7 days
Additional information Testing includes titers to L. braziliensis, L. mexicana, L. donovani and L. tropica.

Cross-reactions frequently occur in Chagas' Disease. Antibody detection by IFA in visceral leishmaniasis has been shown to be more reliable than in cutaneous leishmaniasis.

See also Parasites-Culture and-Skin.
CPT coding 86717-90 x8
LOINC code 23156-3
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:13 AM
Entry Number 604
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