Echinococcus IgG

Test ID: Z1083

CPT code: 86682
Specimen Type: Red
Frequency: Setup: Tues, Fri; analytic time 1-8 days
Instructions: 1.0ml from red or SST tube. Send serum only in plastic vial. Ambient
Text: 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. Increasing antibody values
between acute and convalescent specimens is considered evidence of
recent or current infection.
Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). If positive a western blot
will reflex at an additional charge.

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