83050:CYSTICERFUS ANTIBODY, IgG, ELISA

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83050:CYSTICERFUS ANTIBODY, IgG, ELISA
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date: 1/22/2009
Performed: Varies
Released: 1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 86682-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum into a plastic vial.
Stability: 48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: 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.
Rejection Criteria: CSF; lipemic, hemolized, icteric, contaminated, or heat activated specimen.