Trypanosoma cruzi Antibody, IgM
0051075
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
CHAGAS M
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Wed
Reported
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Bacterially contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, lipemic, or turbid specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Less than 1:16: Negative - No significant level of Trypanosoma cruzi IgM antibody detected.
1:16 or greater: Positive - IgM antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi detected, which may suggest current or recent infection.
Interpretive Data
ARUP intends the use of this assay for clinical diagnosis. This assay should not be used for blood donor screening or associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell and Cellular Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps).

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
86753
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0051075Trypanosoma cruzi Antibody, IgM
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Cross References
  • Chagas Antibody, IgM
  • T cruzi IgM Ab