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Methodology: Latex Agglutination (LA)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Monday-Saturday
Released: 24-72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 86308-90 / 86309-90 if reflexed
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells immediately and pour into plastic vial. Refrigerate. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Stability: 2 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: All positive results will be titered.
Rejection Criteria: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); specimen exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

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