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ID:705 leptospirosis serology
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DescriptionLeptospirosis is a biphasic disease with an incubation period of 4-14 days. Flu-like symptoms characterise the first phase and patients improve briefly before the onset of the second phase characterised by jaundice, renal failure and meningeal symptoms. Myalgia, conjunctivitis and high fevers are characteristics of leptospirosis. Serological testing can establish the diagnosis. Please phone microbiology for further advice.
Indication
Additional Info These samples are referred to Porton Down Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory (non CPA accredited)
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentVirology
SampleSerum
TubeSerum Gel Tube
Tube Picture
Collection Conditions
Min. Vol3 mL
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT21 days
IP Routine TAT21 days
GP Acute TAT21 days
GP Routine TAT21 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 03/03/2018 11:54:22. Published By K Roberts on 03/03/2017 11:54:22.