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Leptospira Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code LEPT
Test group Leptispirosis
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Indirect hemagglutination
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Separate serum from calls as soon as possible. Refrigerate aliquot. Ship refrigerated.

Order Quest test #16529
Units Titer
Normal range
Negative < 1:50
Borderline 1:50
Positive ≥1:100
Synonyms Leptospirosis
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month
Turn around times Set up 3x per week, turnaround 5-7 days
Reflex? If positive, titering is performed and charged separately.
Additional information Leptospirosis results from the direct or indirect exposure of urine from animals infected with Leptospira. Illness ranges from self-limiting disease, to meningitis, present in up to 40% of patients, to hepatorenal failure (Weil syndrome) that can be fatal.
CPT coding 86720-90
LOINC code 23198-5
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:13 AM
Entry Number 606
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