Trichinosis, T. spiralis Antibody, ARUP #50787, EPIC: LAB6167, SOFT: XTRCN
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 0.5 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.05 mL)
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 year
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.
Results available in 2-9 days.
Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay.
Trichinosis is an infection by the nematode Trichinella spiralis that is transmitted by uncooked or contaminated meat; primarily pork (also bear and rat). Diarrhea is the most common symptom associated with intestinal infection with adult worms. Subsequently, during systemic invasion by larvae, fever, perorbital swelling, muscle pain and swelling, and pulmonary symptoms and rash develop.
ARUP #50787, EPIC: LAB6167, SOFT: XTRCN
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