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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

YERSINIA ANTIBODY

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

YEA

Synonyms:

Yersinia Enterocolitica Antibody (IgG, IgA)

CPT Codes:

86793 x2 – Yersinia antibody

Test Includes:

Titers for Yersinia enterocolitica antibodies (IgG and IgA).

Logistics

Test Indications:

Yersinia enterocolitica is associated with a wide spectrum of clinical and immunological manifestations, including enteritis, colitis, reactive arthritis, and erythema nodosum. Y. enterocolica-specific IgA and IgG are both typically detected following acute infection; IgA usually disappears after 2-3 months, whereas IgG persists for at least a year. IgA persistence is observed in some patients with chronic reactive arthritis.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology – Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (Test# 90522) forward to Focus Diagnostics (Test# 41065)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 – 9 days, performed once weekly

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

1.5 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL (Minimum: 0.2 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 ambient (preferred) temperature (specimens will be accepted refrigerated or frozen as well). Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Specimens other than serum; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

<0.90

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay)

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories Web Page May 2011

Focus Diagnostics, Inc. May 2011

Updates:

8/4/04: Test moved from Specialty Laboratories to Mayo Medical Laboratories.
9/27/09: Mayo notification for test 80346, Focus Diagnostics discontinued testing via MAT, replacement test by ELISA for IgA and IgG established. New reference range.
5/31/2011: Specimen volume change.



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