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Test Code BRUTA Brucella Total Antibody Confirmation, Agglutination, Serum

Reporting Name

Brucella Ab, Agglutination, S

Useful For

Evaluating patients with suspected brucellosis

Specimen Required


Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Method Name


Method Description

Serially diluted serum is added to an antigen prepared from Brucella abortus strain 1119-3. Agglutination or flocculation is assessed after incubation at 37° C for 48 hours.(Package insert: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service National Veterinary Services Laboratories, Kirsh D: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare, Ames, IA, 1973)

Reference Values


Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BRUTA Brucella Ab, Agglutination, S 19053-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8112 Brucella Ab, Agglutination, S 19053-8

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross OK