Brucella Antibody Screen, IgG & IgM, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Serum is tested using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) Test Kit containing microtiter strips with wells coated with Brucella abortus antigens (strain W99). In the first reaction step, diluted patient samples are incubated in the wells. Specific IgG or IgM antibodies, if present in the serum, will bind to the antigens. To detect the bound antibodies, a second incubation is carried out using an enzyme-labeled antihuman IgG or antihuman IgM (enzyme conjugate). After addition of the substrate, tetramethylbenzidine (TMB)/hydrogen peroxide and a sulphuric acid stop solution, the resulting color reaction is measured photometrically at a wavelength of 450nm. (Package insert: Anti-Brucella abortus ELISA Test Instruction, Euroimmun Medizinische Labordiagnostika, Lubeck, Germany)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9:00 a.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Same day/1 day Additional days for agglutination test result if reflex testing is required.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test