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Campylobacter jejuni antibody

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB1206 
Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Schedule: Set up: Thurs a.m
Reported: 5-10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.
Handling: Red top only.
Unacceptable conditions: Samples collected in Gel Barrier Tubes.
Stability: Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days


Clinical Indications: Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of sporadic bacterial diarrhea in the United States, with poultry the most important source of infection. Markedly elevated levels of antibodies recognizing C. jejuni typically indicate recent or ongoing infection, even though stool cultures may be negative. Neurological complications may follow C. jejuni infection; approximately 30% of Guillain-Barre' cases are typically associated with recent C. jejuni infection. The basis of this association is apparently molecular mimicry between C. jejuni antigens and gangliosides of neuronal cells.

Test performed at Focus Labs and sent via Quest.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86625
Last Changed: 10/06/2016 13:20:03
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:30:59