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|
|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|
|Advice||Mycology department https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/microbiology-2/contact-us/|
|Collection Con||Min vol 2ml|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|