Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for T. vulgaris, Serum-IgG antibodies to

Test Name: T. vulgaris, Serum-IgG antibodies to
Alternate Name(s): Thermoactinomyces Vulgaris, Serum
T. Vulgaris
Precipitins to T. Vulgaris
Allergic Alveolitis
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Red 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Red top
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 0.2 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batch analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: IgG precipitins to Thermoactinomyces vulgaris are associated with hypersensitivity pneumonitis such as Farmer’s Lung. Thermoactinomyces vulgaris is found in mouldy hay, mushroom compost, animal bedding, mouldy grain, humidifiers etc.
Special Processing:  
Comments: IgG precipitins to Thermoactinomyces vulgaris is part of the group test ALLERGIC ALVEOLITIS.
Method of Analysis: Double diffusion
Critical Information Required: Specify “IgG antibodies to” or “Precipitins to” or “Allergic Alveolitis” when ordering.
Storage & Shipment: 2 – 8oC for up to 7 days. For longer intervals, store at –20oC.

Shipping:
Transit time < 6 hr – ambient temperature.
Transit time < 24 hours - keep chilled with ice packs.
Transit time > 24 hours - ship frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
AAG
 
Referred To:  

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