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Test Name  Leptospira Ab IgM
Code  Leptospira Ab IgM.
CPT Code  86720
Last Modified  4/24/2018 12:47:00 PM
Test Name  Leptospira Ab IgM.
Synonyms  Send-O, Lepigm, IgM, Leptospira
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Gold
Collection Volume  3.5 mL
Storage  Refrigerated and Frozen 14 days
Routine TAT  7 days
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Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  830035 Leptospira IgM
Clinical Use  Leptospirosis is a geographically widespread disease that humans acquire through contact of skin or mucous membranes with contaminated animal urine. Contaminated water or unclean food preparation surfaces are also possible sources of infection. Leptospirosis is an acute febrile illness caused by members of the genus Leptospira, which includes over 200 serovars. Most infections occur between July and October. Symptoms range from respiratory inflammation to icteric disease involving the kidneys and liver. Leptospira Biflexa-a is a non-pathogenic species that has broad cross-reactivity across the genus, thus it is the organism of choice for detecting anti-Leptospira antibodies in serum.
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Testing Sample Type  Serum
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.2 mL
Special Handling  Testing referred to Cambridge Biomedical Inc. E=#-
Lab Notes  Centrifuge within 30 minutes of drawing blood and transfer the serum to a transport tube. Freeze immediately. Ship refrigerated or frozen on dry ice Stability:Ambient 24 hours, Refrigerated or Frozen 14 days.
Methodology  ImmunoDot
Limitations  Causes for rejection: Lipemic, hemolyzed, contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens or outside listed stability

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