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Test Code TULAB Francisella tularensis Antibody, IgM and IgG, ELISA, Serum


Specimen Required


Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum.


Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis

 

These assays should not be used as a test of cure as they are not quantitative and patients may remain seropositive for months to years following resolution of disease.

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
TULM F. tularensis Ab, IgM ELISA, S No Yes
TULG F. tularensis Ab, IgG ELISA, S No Yes
TULI F. tularensis Interpretation No Yes

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

F. tularensis Ab, IgM/IgG ELISA, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Other Heat inactivated specimen

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday and Thursday; 2 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86668 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
TULAB F. tularensis Ab, IgM/IgG ELISA, S 93715-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
TULM F. tularensis Ab, IgM ELISA, S 93716-9
TULG F. tularensis Ab, IgG ELISA, S 93717-7
TULI F. tularensis Interpretation 93718-5