Micropolyspora faeni Precipitating Antibodies, IgG

Test ID: 

705217

CPT code:

86602

Synonyms:

  • Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula Antibodies
  • Farmer’s Lung
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Clinical Use:

Confirm the presence of precipitating antibodies to Micropolyspora faeni

Test Information:

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), also referred to as extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA), is an inflammatory lung disease resulting from the inhalation and subsequent sensitization to a wide variety of inhaled organic dusts.1-5 HP is not mediated by IgE. It is associated with progressive pulmonary disability, irreversible lung damage, and mortality in some occupational settings.1-5 Patients often present with intermittent chills, fever, cough, and shortness of breath that begin four to eight hours after exposure to the offending dust.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Excessive hemolysis

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