Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Francisella tularensis Serology

Test Name: Francisella tularensis Serology
Alternate Name(s): Tularensis antibody
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume required for testing is 1 mL of serum.

Collect an acute (collected early after onset of symptoms) and convalescent (2-3 weeks later) blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to the Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2019-04-08
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Method of Analysis: STA-Serum Tube Agglutination
Critical Information Required: Adequate clinical information must accompany the specimen (symptoms, exposure with animals, date of onset).
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
TULAR
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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