Detection of antibodies to several Yersinia species, dependent
on clinical information given.
Infection with/exposure to bacteria of the genus Yersinia.
Request via the ICE System.
On request during normal working hours; reference laboratory
Please give detailed clinical information, including date of
onset/contact with the suspected infection.
7 to 10 days.
Gold Top (SST).
Samples should be transported to the laboratory immediately.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.
Insufficient clinical information given.
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.