1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Centrifuge and separate serum into a plastic vial.
48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
1 mL serum.
0.5 mL serum.
Cysticerosis is caused by infection with the larval form (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. Clinical manifestations of cysticerosis 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, particularly echinococcosis, may crossreact in the cysticercus IgG ELISA. Confirmation of positive ELISA results by the Cysticercus IgG Antibody Western Blot is recommended.
CSF; lipemic, hemolized, icteric, contaminated, or heat activated specimen.