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Cat scratch fever panel

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB2741 
Methodology: Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Schedule: Monday, Thurday
Reported: 5 days for routine orders.
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.
Handling: Separate serum from cells ASAP. Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent.".
Unacceptable conditions: Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Order when current or past exposure to B. henselae is suspected.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86611
Last Changed: 12/21/2016 05:39:17
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:39:23