Avian Precipitins

This test is referred to another lab outside our network
This does not affect where samples are sent and where your results are issued.
Sample sent to Leeds Mycology Reference Centre referral laboratory for Avian precipitins / Avian antiobody testing. Detection of antibodies to pigeon serum or budgerigar antigens for diagnosis of Bird Fancier’s lung. This test is available Mon to Fri.
Clinical details: 
Used in the investigation of respiratory symptoms in bird keepers.
Reference range: 

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Synonyms or keywords: 
Avian, Precipitins,
Sample type and Volume required: 
2.5 – 5ml Yellow Top Serum Separation Tube (SST) Clotted Blood (for serum).
Turnaround time: 
14 working days
Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). To prevent sample haemolysis please store samples in refrigerator if a delay in sending samples to CSR is unavoidable.
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730

For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017