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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS VIRUS ANTIBODY

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

LCMV

Synonyms:

LCM Antibody

CPT Codes:

86727 x2 – Antibody, lymphocytic choriomeningitis

Test Includes:

IgG and IgM lymphocytic choriomenigitis antibodies reported as titers.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories forward to Focus Technologies, Inc. (MML Test: 90042/FLCM) (Focus Test# 40625)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 4 days, test setup Monday - Friday

Special Instructions:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 0.3 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.1 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

IgG: <1:16

IgM:<1:20

Antibody to LCM is often detectable within a few days of clinical symptoms. An elevated IgM titer is indicative of recent or current infection. A four-fold rise in IgG titer between acute and convalescent specimens also indicates recent infection.

This assay was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Focus Technologies. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories July 2013

Focus Technologies, Inc. July 2013



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