Pathology Handbook

Yersinia Antibodies

Test Includes

Detection of antibodies to several Yersinia species, dependent on clinical information given.

Clinical Indications

Infection with/exposure to bacteria of the genus Yersinia.

Request Form 

Request via the ICE System.

Availability

On request during normal working hours; reference laboratory test (Colindale).

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection.

Turnaround Time

7 to 10 days.

Specimen

Serum.

Volume

7ml.

Container

Gold Top (SST).

Vacutainer gold top

Collection

Samples should be transported to the laboratory immediately.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.

Insufficient clinical information given.

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4C; send to the reference laboratory (Colindale) as soon as possible. Second aliquot to be stored at -40C for 3 months from reciept of the sample.