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53604-5Brucella sp DNA [Identifier] in Serum by NAA with probe detectionActive

Part Descriptions

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 DNA

Additional Names

Short Name
Brucella DNA Ser NAA+probe
Display Name
Brucella sp DNA NAA+probe Nom (S)
Consumer Name Alpha
Brucella sp, Blood

Example Answer List LL2264-1

Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Brucella abortus LA19197-5
Brucella canis LA19198-3
Brucella maris LA19199-1
Brucella melitensis LA19200-7
Brucella neotomae LA19201-5
Brucella ovis LA19202-3
Brucella suis LA19203-1

Basic Attributes

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Version 2.26
Last Updated
Version 2.63
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Member of these Groups

LG41634-3 Brucella

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
布鲁氏菌属 DNA:存在与否或特征标识:时间点:血清:名义型:探针法.基因扩增.靶向
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Brucella sp. DNA:identificator:moment:serum:nominaal:moleculaire techniek (PCR)
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Brucella sp ADN:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Nominal:Sonde avec amplification de la cible
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Brucella sp , ADN:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Nominal:Sonde avec amplification de la cible
fr-FRFrench (France)
Brucella ADN:Identification:Ponctuel:Sérum:Résultat nominal:PCR amplification de cible
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Brucella sp DNA:Nachweis oder Identität:Zeitpunkt:Serum:Nominal:Zielfragmentamplifikation mit Sondendetektion
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Brucella sp DNA:Prid:Pt:Siero:Nom:Sonda.amp.tar
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Brucella sp DNA:Ident:Pt:Soro:Nom:Sonda com limite de detecção da amplificação de alvo
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Brucella sp ДНК:ПрИд:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Ном:Проба.усил.миш
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
ADN de Brucella sp:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Suero:Nominal:Amplificación de ácidos nucleicos con detección de sonda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Brucella sp ADN:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Suero:Nom:Sonda con amplificación dirigida
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Brucella sp DNA:MevcKimlik:Zmlı:Ser:Snf:Prob.amf.hdf

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