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Leptospira species-specific serology (Microscopic Agglutination Test)

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Leptospira Reference Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Leptospira species-specific serology (Microscopic Agglutination Test)
Organisms Leptospira
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements Ambient temperature within 24 hours
How results reported Leptospira serovar with titre result
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Description

 

 

The Leptospira Reference Laboratory provides screening and confirmatory tests for common Leptospira serovars found in New Zealand.  

Details

Acute and convalescent serum are the most suitable samples for the accurate identification of Leptospirosis.