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Chlamydophila psittaci Ab (IgG, IgA, IgM)

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB2785 
Methodology: Immunofluorescent (IFA)
Schedule: Set up: Mon-Sat a.m
Reported: 5-10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days


Clinical Indications: The immunofluorescent detection of specific antibodies to Chlamydophila psittaci may be complicated by cross-reactive antibodies, nonspecific antibody stimulation, or past exposure to similar organisms such as C. pneumoniae and Chlamydia trachomatis. IgM titers of 1:10 or greater usually indicate recent infection, and any IgG titer may indicate past exposure. IgA is typically present at low titers during primary infection, but may be elevated in recurrent exposures or in chronic infection.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86631 (x2), 86632
Last Changed: 10/10/2016 00:17:09
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:42:52