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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Farmer's Lung IgG Antibodies, Serum

Test Name

Farmer's Lung IgG Antibodies (Micropolyspora faeni IgG Antibodies; Thermoactinomyces vulgaris IgG Antibodies), Serum

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions:

Collect sample in red or gold top tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Farmer's Lung IgG Antibodies includes: Micropolyspora faeni IgG Antibodies and Thermoactinomyces vulgaris IgG.

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic samples not accepted. Unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity will be rejected.

Stability: Stable refrigerated for 7 days and frozen at -20°C or colder for 3 months. Thaw samples only once.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

M. faeni IgG Antibodies:< 5.2 mg/L

T. vulgaris IgG Antibodies: < 21.5 mg/L

Test Code

TVLGG and MPS1

Methodology

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: January 22, 2020