ECHINOCOCCUS ANTIBODY, IgG

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly lipemic specimens

Methodology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
0.00-0.89 IV: Negative - No significant level of Echinococcus IgG antibody detected.
0.90-1.09 IV: Equivocal - Questionable presence of Echinococcus IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
>=1.10 IV: Positive: Presence of IgG antibody to Echinococcus detected, suggestive of current or past infection. Patients with collagen vascular diseases, hepatic cirrhosis, shistosomiasis, and other parasitic infections can produce false-positive results. There is a strong cross-reaction between echinococcosis- and cysticercosis- positive sera.

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeECHIG
CPT-4 Code (s)
86682
LOINC Codes
9656-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory