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Strongyloides IgG Antibody, ELISA (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

STRONG AB

POE DESCRIPTION:

STRONGYLOIDES IGG AB

CPT CODE:

86682

TEST INFORMATION:

Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode found in tropical and subtropical regions. Because of low larval densities in feces, stool examination is a relatively insensitive diagnostic test; serodiagnosis by ELISA offers increased sensitivity. Antibody titers decrease in many patients following treatment. Patients with latent infections who are immunosuppressed or receiving immunosuppressive therapy are at risk life-threatening hyperinfection. The assay shows 90% sensitivity and 90% specificity.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

TURNAROUND TIME:

1 - 4 Days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red Top

COLLECTION:

1 mL Serum

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Insufficient quantity of specimen, inappropriate specimen collection tube

MINIMUM VOLUME:

0.5 mL

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimen stability: Room temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 30 days

REFERENCE RANGE:

See Quest Test Code 34309

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

Significant crossreactivity may be observed with filarial and other nematode infections.

METHODOLOGY:

Immunoassay

REFERRAL LABORATORY:

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS

LAST UPDATED:

6-25-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Strongyloides serology

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