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Farmers Lung antibodies

Farmers Lung antibodies

Detection of antibodies to Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula (previously known as Micropolyspora faenii) in serum to diagnose Farmers Lung using a commercial automated Fluorescent Immuno Enzyme Assay (FEIA performed on the ImmunoCAP 250 analyser). This test is appropriate for the diagnosis of Farmers Lung.

Tube Red top, yellow ring. Gel serum sample
ID 3688
Availability Weekdays
Additional Information Any positive result is likely to indicate that thermophilic actinomycetes are the cause of the patients hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Two cutoffs are used, a lower cutoff suggested by the manufacturer, which indicates that there is an increased risk of Farmers lung and may prompt a phone call to discuss, and an upper cutoff 40mg/L for both assays which provides a higher level of certainty of diagnosis of Farmers Lung disease.
Turn Around 7 days
Send to Clinical Immunology Laboratory, LGI
Contact https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/specialist-laboratory-medicine-slm/immunology-laboratory/
Advice Mycology department https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/microbiology-2/contact-us/
Collection Con Min vol 2ml
Units mg/L
IP Routine TAT 7 days
GP Routine TAT 7 days
Telepath GMFL1L