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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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