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Utah Public Health Laboratory

Brucella species Antibodies (Brucellosis)

Fee: Please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation

All clients – Contact Utah Public Health Laboratory prior to submitting specimens.


Monday – Thursday as required


Microagglutination per LRN Protocols


1-2 days

Specimen Required

  • Collect:Serum, at least 1 mL in a sterile container.
  • Specimen Preparation:an acute phase specimen should be collected as soon as possible after onset of disease. A convalescent phase specimen should be collected >14 days after the acute specimen.
  • Storage/Transport Conditions:refrigerate at 2 to 8°C
  • Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Remarks:
  • Stability:


Detected, Not Detected, or Inconclusive

Interpretive Data

No agglutinating antibodies against Brucella species detected. Agglutinating antibodies are inconclusive against Brucella species. Agglutinating antibodies against Brucella species detected. Serum titer


It is mandatory that UPHL be contacted prior to submitting samples for testing.

Cross References

American Society of Microbiology Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Guidelines