Brucella, ABS-IgG

Code

0780

Principle

Indirect immunoenzyme assay to test IgG antibodies against Brucella in human serum/plasma. Direct agglutination, Rose Bengal test, Coombs’ test and ELISA are the most widely used techniques for the serologic diagnosis of brucellosis. Detection of IgG against Brucella LPS is suitable for the diagnosis of acute forms of the disease.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

3 days

Methodology

ELISA

Limitations

Samples collected very early in the course of an infection may not have detectable levels of IgG. In such cases, it is recommended an IgM assay to be performed or a second serum sample obtained 14 to 21 days later to be tested in parallel with the original sample to determine seroconversion.