|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:|
STRONGYLOIDES IGG AB
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.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1 - 4 Days
1 mL Serum
Insufficient quantity of specimen, inappropriate specimen collection tube
Specimen stability: Room temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 30 days
See Quest Test Code 34309
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:|
Significant crossreactivity may be observed with filarial and other nematode infections.
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Strongyloides serology|