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Chagas Disease Serology

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names Trypanosoma cruzi Antibody
How to Order
Check the “Other Sendout For” on the green Virology/Immunology Request Form and write in “Chagas Disease.”
 
Also complete the CDC Specimen Submission Information form located at: public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/Pages/CDC-Testing.aspx.
Availability
All clients with approval from the Oregon Public Health Division Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program.
Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Assay, EIA, ELISA, Antibody Detection
Performed
Specimens are sent to the CDC Monday through Wednesday
Time to Reporting
Up to 3 weeks after receipt of the specimen at the CDC laboratory.
CPT Code
 
 



Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10458
Optimal Volume
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10458
Minimum Volume
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10458
Handling
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10458
Transport
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10458
Rejection Criteria
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10458.
Specimens are subject to the requirements of the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy and Criteria, available at http://bit.ly/SpecimenCriteria.
Comments
​Substances known to interfere with immunoassays include bilirubin, lipids, hemoglobin.