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Brucella Antibody, Total

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names
How to Order
Check the Brucellosis box on the Virology/Immunology Test Request Form (Form 42).
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Bacterial Agglutination
Performed
Once per week, dependent upon specimen volume
Time to Reporting
3-5 working days after receipt of specimen
CPT Code
86622


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
One 7 mL red top or serum separator (SST) tube
Optimal Volume
Blood: 5-7 mL; Serum 1-2 mL
Minimum Volume
Blood: 3 mL; Serum 1 mL
Handling
After blood clots, keep specimen refrigerated until transport. DO NOT FREEZE. If possible remove the serum from the clot as soon as possible.
Transport
Transport at refrigerated temperatures (2-8° C) for receipt at the OSPHL within 5 calendar days.
Rejection Criteria
Severely lipemic or grossly hemolyzed specimens and specimens not able to be tested within 7 calendar days of specimen collection.
 
Specimens are subject to the requirements of the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy and Criteria, available at: http://bit.ly/SpecimenCriteria.
Comments
For additional information or assistance, please contact the OSPHL at 503-693-4100.​