Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Brucella Serology

Test Name: Brucella Serology
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer
Collection Information: A minimum volume of 1 mL of serum is required for testing.

Please review the Public Health Ontario Laboratory Services Test Information Index for specimen collection instructions:
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/laboratory-services/test-information-index/brucella-serology
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to 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: 2021-05-31
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Serum Tube Agglutination (STA) assay
Critical Information Required: A completed Public Health Requisition with the following information is required:
- Clinical symptoms
- Exposure (e.g. consumption of unpasteurized dairy products)
- Travel history
- Onset date
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

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

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul