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ID:533 Farmers Lung antibodies
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DescriptionDetection of antibodies to Micropolyspora faenii (also known as Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula . and Thermoactinomyces vulgaris in serum to diagnose Farmersí Lung disease using a commercial automated Fluorescent Immuno Enzyme Assay (FEIA performed on the ImmunoCAP 250 analyser).
IndicationThis test is appropriate for the diagnosis of Farmers Lung, or hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) caused by inhalation of thermophilic actinomycetes
Additional InfoThis test was previously done by precipitin testing.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationPositive results with IgG to either M. faeni or T. vulgaris antigens >39.9mg/L is likely to indicate that thermophilic actinomycets are the cause of the patients HP. Levels of IgG to M faeni between 36-39.9mg/L or to T. vulgaris between 22 and 39.9mg/L indicate HP may relate to actinomycete antigen exposure and further testing and/or antigen avoidance may be advised and results will be liaised.

Ref. Range (Male)M. faeni <36mg/L, T. vulgaris <22mg/L
Ref. Range (Female)M. faeni <36mg/L, T. vulgaris <22mg/L
Ref. Range (Paed)M. faeni <36mg/L, T. vulgaris <22mg/L
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -


IP Acute TAT7 days
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT7 days
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround Comment95% Turnaround times Results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.
Originally edited by : Richard Barton. Last edited on 07/09/2019 09:22:55. Published By Kasia Okurowska on 07/09/2018 09:22:55.