Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Antibodies, IgG & IgM LCMVAB

Method(s) Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Transport

1 mL serum refrigerated. (Min: 0.2 mL)

Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unacceptable Conditions

Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed samples.

Schedule Tue, Fri
Billing Code 5011098
CPTCode 86727 x 2
Notes

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "ACUTE" or "CONVALESCENT."

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ComponentReference Interval
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgGLess than 1:10 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgG antibody detected.
Greater than 1:10 Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgMLess than 1:10 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgM antibody detected.
Greater than 1:10 Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
No Appointment Necessary
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