Yersinia enterocolitica Antibodies (IgG, IgA)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 10 - 14 Business days

Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Description: Yersinia enterocolitica is a bacterial infection that is uncommon, but can cause problems when it occurs. Y enterocolitica causes a condition called enterocolitis, which is an inflammation of the small intestine and colon that occurs and can often reoccurs.

These infections appear to be acquired by eating contaminated food, particularly raw or inadequately cooked pork products, and drinking unpasteurized milk. They might also be contracted by touching an infected animal, drinking contaminated well water, or on rare occasions, from contaminated transfusions. The infections are increasing in frequency among those who have weakened immune systems. The incubation period is around 4 to 6 days.

Y. enterocolitica is associated with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, including enteritis, colitis, and reactive arthritis. Specific IgG and IgA antibodies are typically present following acute infection.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.