Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Leptospira specific antibody test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to detect presence of Leptospira antibodies in blood for diagnosis of a recent or current infection.

Synonyms

None

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

0.3 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

Serum should be collected according to standard practices

Sample storage

Stable at refrigiration/frozen for 30 days.

Reference range

Negative

Results Turnaround

1-5 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

A positive test can vary presentations"," ranging from a mild"," flu-like illness (eg"," headache"," malaise"," fever"," arthralgia"," fatigue) to fulminant disease"," with severe liver and kidney failures.