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83040:CYSTICERCUS IgG, CSF by WESTERN BLOT (WB)
Alias Names: T. solium / Tape worm
Methodology:Western Blot (WB)
Edit Date:10/5/2010
Performed:Thursday
Released:1-8 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories' reference lab
CPT Code:86682-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is the only acceptable specimen type.
Handling:Refrigerate
Stability:8 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Standard Volume:3 mL CSF
Minimum Volume:0.4 mL CSF
Transport:Refrigerated.
Comments:The detection of antibodies to T. solium in cerebrospinal fluid may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.