Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgM
2001634
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
LCM M SER
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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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 0.2 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
< 1:10 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgM antibody detected.
≥ 1:10 Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.  
Interpretive Data
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.

See Compliance Statement D: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement D: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86727
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2001637LCM Virus Ab, IgM
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Aliases
  • LCM IgM Antibody, Serum