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ID:533 Farmers Lung antibodies
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DescriptionDetection of antibodies to Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula (previously known as Micropolyspora faenii) in serum to diagnose Farmersí Lung. Analysis is by an in house agar double diffusion (DD) method using commercially available antigens.
IndicationThis test is appropriate for the diagnosis of Farmers Lung, or hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) caused by inhalation of thermophilic actinomycetes
Additional InfoDetection of antibodies to Thermactinomyces vulgaris and T. thalophilus is no longer possible as antigens are not available.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationAny positive precipitin reaction result is likely to indicate that thermophilic actinomycetes are the cause of the patients HP.

SampleBlood or Serum
TubeSerum Gel Tube
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol2ml

Ref. Range (Male)negative
Ref. Range (Female)negative
Ref. Range (Paed)negative
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. Review due on 07/09/2019 09:22:55. Published By Kasia Okurowska on 07/09/2018 09:22:55.