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Farmer's lung (thermophilic actinomycetes, Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top,


Turnaround Time: 4-12 days

These tests detect the presence of IgG antibodies to the thermophilic actinomycetes

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Bristol