Detection of antibodies to Brucella species.
PUO following consumption of unpasturised milk products.
Symptoms of atypical infection. Spotaneous abortion.
Request via the ICE system.
On request during normal working hours; reference laboratory
test (Liverpool HPA).
Detailed clinical information including dates of onset and
exposure. It is reccomended that the laboratory is contacted
Gold Top (SST).
Samples should be transported to the lab immediately.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.
Insufficient clinical information given.
Handle as a high risk sample (Category 3). Aliquot and store at
4C; send to the Reference Laboratory as soon as possible.