Farmer's lung/Mushroom worker's lung antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • This investigation is used in the diagnosis of allergic alveolitis
  • This is a test for antibodies to Faenia rectivirgula

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Occupational/exposure history

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a National Reference Centre

10 days


Page last reviewed: 14/11/2013