Echinococcus Antibody

CPT: 86682
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Test Details

Limitations

Antibody response is highly variable with respect to cyst location and individual response. If a current infection is suspected, it is suggested that a convalescent serum sample be submitted in three to five weeks. All positive serology samples should be confirmed using a more specific test method (CDC) due to cross-reactivity with Taenia solium (cysticercosis).

Methodology

Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Collection

Note: Recommend freezing serum. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate or freeze.

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138768 Echinococcus Antibody 25397-1 139342 Echinococcus Antibody 25397-1

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