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Utah Public Health Laboratory

Francisella tularensis Antibodies (Tularemia)

Fee: Please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation

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

Performed

Monday – Thursday as required

Methodology

Microagglutination per LRN Protocols

Reported

1-2 days

Specimen Required

  • Collect:Serum or plasma; 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:

Results

Detected or Not Detected

Interpretive Data

No agglutinating antibodies against Francisella tularensis detected.

Agglutinating antibodies against Francisella tularensis species detected.

Serum titer

Note

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

Cross References

American Society of Microbiology Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Guidelines http://www.asm.org/index.php/guidelines/sentinel-guidelines