Cysticercus Antibody

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • MISC
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 34173
Alternate Names
  • Cysticercus Ab
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


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

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

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

5 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

<0.90


Test Comments:

Confirmation of positive ELISA results by the Cysticercus IgG Antibody Western Blot is recommended.


Methodology:
  • Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (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


Production Schedule

Days Performed
Tuesday
Friday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

2 to 3 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

86682