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Yersinia enterocolitica Antibodies, IgG, IgM and IgA

Yersinia Species Antibodies, IgG, IgM and IgA, ARUP #51241, EPIC: LAB6851, SOFT: XYER1

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: 1.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.2 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Icteric specimens.
  • Lipemic specimens.
  • 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.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Qualitative Immunoblot.

Clinical Utility

This assay aids in the diagnosis of a Yersinia species infection.

CPT Code


Test Codes

ARUP #51241, EPIC: LAB6851, SOFT: XYER1

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