Newcastle Laboratories

Avian Precipitins

Clinical Background:

Avian precipitins are IgG-precipitating antibodies to avian antigens which may be found in the serum of patients with “bird fanciers lung” (extrinsic allergic alveolitis).

Avian precipitins are IgG-precipitating antibodies to avian antigens which may be found in the serum of patients with “bird fanciers lung” (extrinsic allergic alveolitis).

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Immunology

    Immunology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum SST tube

    Serum SST tube

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum SST tube

    Serum SST tube

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 mL

    1 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1 mL

    1 mL

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    RVIadditions.Laboratory@nuth.nhs.uk (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs...

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    RVIadditions.Laboratory@nuth.nhs.uk (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Interpretation:

    Avian precipitins are markers of exposure to avian serum and faecal proteins and may occur in the absence of disease.

    Avian precipitins are markers of exposure to avian serum and faecal proteins and may occur in the absence of disease.

  • Reference Ranges:

    Normal Range: Negative

    Normal Range: Negative

  • Other Info:

    Reported as Not Detected or as a titration value if detected.

    Reported as Not Detected or as a titration value if detected.

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Jonathan Wake

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 1890

    0191 282 1890

  • Routine Email:

    jonathan.wake@nuth.nhs.uk

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis

Turn Around:

21 calendar days

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