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Toxacara antibody, blood/fluid

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB1232

 

Synonyms: 

Anti-Toxocara Antibody

Methodology: 

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Unacceptable conditions: Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Results of this assay must be interpreted with caution, as broad variations in antibody response occur, and levels may remain elevated for years after infection. Further, as with many parasitic serology assays, antibodies induced by other parasitic infections may crossreact in this assay.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/0099090

CPT Code(s): 

86682

Last Changed: 

12/16/2016 10:09:14

Last Reviewed: 

8/16/2017 6:28:53