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Test ID: FEAGR    
Echinococcus Antibody (IgG), EIA with Reflex to Western Blot

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If Echinococcus Antibody IgG, EIA is positive, then Echinococcus IgG Western Blot will be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum Red

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum ambient in plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis:

NA

Thawing:

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia:

NA

Icterus:

NA

Other:

Serum gel tube

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Serum RedAmbient (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Refrigerated 14 days

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