FCAMP - Clinical: Campylobacter jejuni Antibody, ELISA

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Test Name

Test ID: FCAMP    
Campylobacter jejuni Antibody, ELISA

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Reference Range:     <0.90


Interpretive Criteria:

       <0.90   Antibody Not Detected

  0.90-1.10   Equivocal

       >1.10   Antibody Detected


Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of sporadic bacterial diarrhea in the United States, with poultry the most important source of infection. Markedly elevated levels of antibodies recognizing C. jejuni typically indicate recent or ongoing infection, even though stool cultures may be negative. Neurological complications may follow C. jejuni infection; approximately 30% of Guillain-Barre cases are associated with recent C. jejuni infection. The basis of this association is apparently molecular mimicry between C. jejuni antigens and gangliosides of neuronal cells.