BRUCELLA MICROAGGLUTINATION TEST
Test Description: This procedure is used for the detection and quantitation of total and Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies to Brucella sp.
Order Approval Required? Yes
Specimen Type: Serum
Collection Container: Red top or serum separator tubes
Optimal Volume: 2mL
Collection Guidelines: Paired acute and convalescent serum specimens obtained at least 14 days apart should be collected, place in 2mL sterile, screw-capped cryovials, and stored at less than or equal to -20 °C both samples can be shipped together. Specimens should be shipped cold or frozen.
Storage Container: Ship in original tube on cold packs or in cryovial frozen.
Storage Instructions: Samples should be stored at -20 °C after testing indefinitely.
Transportation Instructions: Samples should be shipped cold or frozen
Test Methodology: Agglutination
Additional Information: Must have Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) approval to perform test
Causes For Rejection:
- Hemolyzed specimens
- Hyperlimic specimens
- Contaminated serum
Possible Results: Presumptive evidence