Echinococcus Antibody IgG, reflex Western Blot

Last Modified: 5/2/2022 2:02:41 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST); Gel
Reference Range:


Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: If Echinococcus Antibody (IgG), EIA is positive, Echinococcus Antibody (IgG), Western Blot will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86682).
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance: Echinococcus IgG detection is an important tool for diagnosing hydatid disease, since infected individuals do not exhibit fecal shedding of E. granulosus eggs
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 91307
Alternate Test Names: Echinococcus Antibody (IgG), EIA with Reflex to We
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86682

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