Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) Serology

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Specimen Collection and Handling


Haemolysed, icteric, lipemic or microbially contaminated sera or plasma are not recommended for testing.

Storage and Transport

Centrifuge if using SST. Label specimens with at least two identifiers; place it in biohazard bag and seal. Specimens should be stored at 2-8°C following collection and shipped to PHOL on ice packs.

Special Instructions

An acute (collected early after the onset of symptoms) and a convalescent (collected 2-3 weeks later) may be required for laboratory diagnosis.

Test Frequency and Turnaround Time (TAT)

Tularemia Agglutination testing is performed once per week.
TAT is up to 10 days.


Results are reported to the ordering physician or health care provider as indicated on the requisition.

Specimens that are positive for Tularemia are reported to the Medical Officer of Health as per Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Additional Information

More information can also be found in the document titled:LAB-SD-077, Coxiella burnettii, Brucella spp and Francisella tularensis.

Mis à jour le 22 janv. 2024