Brucella antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 Brucella abortus is associated with cattle

  • Human Brucellosis is also known as undulant fever or Mediterranean fever

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset
  • Occupational history, e.g. veterinary surgeon, farm worker
  • Travel history

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

7 - 10 days


Page last reviewed: 17/10/2013