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Francisella tualrensis Serology

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names Rabbit Fever Antibody; Tualremia Antibody
How to Order
Check the Tularemia box on the Virology/Immunology Test Request Form (Form 42).
 
Also complete the CDC Specimen Submission Information form located at: public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/Pages/CDC-Testing.aspx.
Availability
All clients with prior approval from the Acute and Communicable Disease and Epidemiology Program
Methodology
Microagglutination
Performed
Specimens sent to the CDC weekly
Time to Reporting
Up to 2 weeks after receipt at the CDC laboratory.
CPT Code
86668


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-10314
Optimal Volume
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10314
Minimum Volume
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10314
Handling
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10314
Transport
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10314
Rejection Criteria
Please refer to instructions provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10314.
 
Specimens are subject to the requirements of the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy and Criteria, available at: http://bit.ly/SpecimenCriteria.
Comments
Cross-reactions may occur between Brucella and F. tularensis antigens and antisera, therefore, parallel tests should be run with these antigens.  Hemolyzed samples may interfere with test results.
 
Additional comments may be provided by the CDC laboratory at: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10314