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Echinococcus antibody, IgG

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB1234 
Synonyms: Anti-Echinococcus Antibody
Methodology: Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Schedule: Monday, Thursday
Reported: 7 days for Routine orders
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Collect blood in a gold top tube.
Handling: 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 acute specimens. Please mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent.".
Unacceptable conditions: Severely lipemic or contaminated specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)


Clinical Indications: Detection of serum antibodies to Echinococcus plays an important role in the diagnosis of hydatid disease, since infected individuals do not exhibit fecal shedding of Echinococcus eggs. The frequency of a positive result for serum antibodies may persist for years after cyst removal. Serologic crossreactivity between Echinococcus and Cysticercus may occur.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86682
Last Changed: 11/16/2016 22:49:32
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 06:09:11