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86480:NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE ANTIBODIES, TOTAL
Alias Names:GC Ab / STD
Methodology:Complement Fixation (CF)
Edit Date:10/15/2009
Performed:Monday, Thursday
Released:2-6 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories' lab.
CPT Code:86609-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling:Centrifuge and separate serum into a plastic vial.
Stability:48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL serum.
Transport:Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria:Plasma; icteric, lipemic, contaminated, or turbid specimen.
Reference Range:
<1:8

Single, high positive antibody titers may indicate past or current infection. An increase in titers between acute and convalescent sera or at least fourfold is considered strong evidence of current or recent infection.