Leishmania antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • A travel history is essential when requesting this investigation
  • If microscopy or PCR testing of tissue samples is required please discuss with the Consultant Microbiologist

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
  • State whether cutaneous, muco-cutaneous or visceral Leismaniasis is suspected
  • Date of onset
  • Travel history

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a National Reference Centre

10 - 14 days


Page last reviewed: 19/11/2013