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LP14160-3   Brucella sp
Brucella are gram-negative coccobacilli that commonly infect cows (Brucella abortus), pigs (Brucella suis), goats (Brucella melitensis), and dogs (Brucella canis), along with wild animals such as deer, elk, and moose. The main pathogenic species of Brucella are Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis and Brucella abortus. Brucella melitensis is a gram-negative coccobacillus bacterium from the Brucellaceae family. It mainly affects the reproductive tract of goats and sheep, and in some regions is the major cause of abortion in them. It can also negatively impact fertility and lactation over time. B. melitensis has the broadest host range, infecting cattle, camels and dogs, in addition to sheep, goats and humans. Brucella suis infections in pigs causes chronic inflammatory lesions in the reproductive organs or orchitis and may affect joints and/or other organs. Similar to B. melitensis, B. suis can cause abortion in pregnant hosts. Other impacts of the disease are sterility, posterior paralysis and spondylitis. It is transmitted mainly by ingestion of infected tissues or fluids. It can cause undulant fever. B. suis are gram-negative, facultative intracellular coccobacilli and can specifically produce in phagocytic cells. They are also non-spore-forming, non-capsulated, and non-motile. Brucella suis are differentiated into five strains. Strains 1-3 infect boars and pigs. Strain 2 has been found in wild boars but without signs of infection while they do infect pigs and hares. Brucella abortus is a species of the genus Brucella. Natural hosts of B. abortus are cattle and other bovidae. Abortion and placentitis are common effects on the pregnant animal.

When humans come in contact with an infected animal or animal products that are contaminated with Brucella, brucellosis may result. Most human infections are occupational. Over 70 percent of reported cases of brucellosis occur in the meat-processing and livestock industries. Infection is generally via skin wounds, but the organisms can also be inhaled. A common route of Brucella infection is eating or drinking infected dairy products that have not been pasteurized. Human infections are caused most frequently by B. melitensis, B. suis, and B. abortus, while B. canis causes only rare infections. B. melitensis is the most virulent. People infected with B. melitensis can suffer serious complications, including infection and inflammation of the bones and joints, and occasionally, the heart and brain. About 100-200 cases of brucellosis occur every year in the United States. Incubation period is one to three weeks, and flu like symptoms appear in the infected person, such as fever, sweats, headache, back pain, and weakness. Severe complications such as CNS infections or infections in the heart lining occur in about 5 percent of cases. Chronic symptoms like recurrent fever, arthritis, and fatigue may occur up to one year from illness onset. Information from ARUP laboratories.

Brucellosis plays an important role in the economy and health of many developing countries because of its impact on both livestock and humans. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

LP20003-7   Brucella
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria that causes BRUCELLOSIS. Its cells are nonmotile coccobacilli and are animal parasites and pathogens. The bacterium is transmissible to humans through contact with infected dairy products or tissue. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Fully-Specified Name

Brucella sp Ag
Immune stain

Additional Names

Short Name
Brucella Ag Vag Ql ImStn
Display Name
Brucella sp Ag Immune stain Ql (Vag fld)
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Brucella sp antigen, Vaginal fluid

Basic Attributes

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Version 1.0n
Last Updated
Version 2.56
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

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LOINC Group Group Name
LG41634-3 Brucella
LG34209-3 Brucella sp Ag|PrThr|Sys:ANYGU

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
de-DE German (Germany) Brucella sp Ag:Nachweis oder Schwellenwert:Zeitpunkt:Vaginalflüssigkeit:Ordinal:Immunfärbung
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) antígeno de especie de Brucella:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:vaginal:ordinal:tinción inmunológica
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Brucella sp Antígeno:PrThr:Punto temporal:Vaginal:Ord:Tinción de inmunohistoquímica
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Brucella sp Ag:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Vaginal:Ordinal:Mancha inmune
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Brucella sp antigeen:PrThr:Pt:Vag:Ord:Immuunvärv
Synonyms: Järgarvuline Juhuslik Tupekaabe
fr-CA French (Canada) Brucella sp , Ag:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Vaginal:Ordinal:Coloration immunologique
fr-FR French (France) Brucella Ag:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Prélèvement vaginal:Qualitatif:Coloration immune
fr-BE French (Belgium) Brucella sp Ag:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Vaginal:Ordinal:Coloration immunologique
Synonyms: Antigène Coloration. Méthode mmunologique
it-IT Italian (Italy) Brucella sp , Ag:PrThr:Pt:Vaginale:Ord:Colorazione immunologica
Synonyms: Microbiologia Presenza o Soglia Punto nel tempo (episodio) Vaginale
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 브루셀라종 항원:임의농도:검사시점:질:순위척도:면역염색
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Brucella sp. Ag:aanwezigheid:moment:vaginaal monster:ordinaal:immunokleuring
Synonyms: antigeen
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Brucella sp Ag:granica wykrywalności:punkt w czasie:wydzielina z pochwy:półilościowy:barwnik immunologiczny
Synonyms: Antygen Brucella sp. barwnik immunologiczny Brucella sp.
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Brucella sp Ag:ACnc:Pt:Vagina:Ord:Imunocoloração
Synonyms: Arbitrary concentration; Point in time; Random; Genital vaginal; Vagina; Ql; Ordinal; QL; Qualitative; Qual; Screen; ImStn; Immunostain; Immunohistochemical stain; IHC; Antigen; Antigens; Imun; Imune; Imm; species; spp; Bruc; Brucellosis; Microbiology
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Brucella sp Аг:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Вагин:Пор:Иммуногистохимическая окраска
Synonyms: Вагинальный Порядковый Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Brucella sp Ag:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Vaj:Srl:İmmün boyama
Synonyms: Antijen Mevcut
zh-CN Chinese (China) 布鲁氏菌属单个未知种 抗原:存在情况或阈值:时间点:阴道:序数型:免疫染色法
Synonyms: Ag 传染性流产 依次型;分类顺序型;定性的;序数型(或称等级型);性质上的;有序型;有序性分类应答;有序性分类结果;秩次型;等级型;筛查;顺序型 免疫染色;免疫组化;免疫组化染色;免疫组化染色法;免疫组化法;免疫组织化学染色;免疫组织化学染色法;细胞免疫染色;细胞免疫染色法 地中海热 存在情况;存在;存在与否;是否存在;阈值;界值;界限;阀值;临界值;存在情况(存在、存在与否、是否存在)或阈值(界值、界限、阀值、临界值) 布氏杆菌病 布鲁杆菌 布鲁氏杆菌 布鲁氏杆菌属;布鲁氏菌单个未知种 布鲁氏杆菌病 布鲁氏菌属 Ag 布鲁氏菌病 布鲁菌 布鲁菌病 微生物学;微生物学试验;微生物学试验(培养、DNA、抗原及抗体) 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 普鲁氏菌病 染法 染色方法 染色法 波动热 波状热 物种 生物种 着色 着色方法 着色法 阴道分泌物;白带;阴道标本;阴道病理标本 马尔他热病 马耳他热

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