Cysticercus Antibody

Last Modified: 9/22/2021 12:56:08 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: 0.25 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST); Gel
Reference Range: <0.90
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Confirmation of positive ELISA results by the Cysticercus IgG Antibody Western Blot is recommended.
Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Clinical Significance: Cysticercosis is caused by infection with the larval form (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. Clinical manifestations of cysticercosis most commonly result from the lodging of cysticerci in brain and neural tissue. Common symptoms of neurocysticercosis include seizures and convulsions. Antibodies from other parasitic infections, especially echinococcosis, may cross-react in the Cysticercus IgG ELISA
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Friday
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 34173
Alternate Test Names: Cysticercus Ab
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86682

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