Immunoblot can be used as an adjunct tool in the diagnosis of Yersinia enterocolitica infection. The presence of IgA and IgG antibodies to Y. enterocolitica Yop proteins can also aid in the diagnosis of post-infectious autoimmune disorders associated with Y. enterocolitica (eg, reactive arthritis, erythema nodosum, Graves Disease, and Hashimoto thyroiditis).
3 - 20 days
- Pseudotuberculosis Antibody
- Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Antibody
- Pasteurella enterocolitica Antibody
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate. Must be aliquotted within 2 hours of collection.
Test includes IgA, IgG, and IgM antibodies. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by ARUP Laboratories.