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Trypanosoma cruzi Antibodies (IgG & IgM)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code TCAB
Test group Trypanosoma
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Spin and freeze aliquot at -20C. Send to China Basin.
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Chagas
Stability Room temperature 7 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Set up 5x per week. Turnaround 3-7 days.
Additional information Cross-reactions may occur with other parasites, particularly Leishmania. Tests become positive 3 weeks to 3 months after infection, reach maximum titers at 3-4 months after infection, and can remain positive at low titers for life.
CPT coding 86753-90 x2
Last Updated 8/9/2012 4:10:11 PM
Entry Number 955
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