Cysticercosis Antibody, IgG by ELISA
0055284
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
CYST SER
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
CSF. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
0.34 O.D. or less: Negative - No significant level of cysticercosis IgG antibody detected.
0.35-0.50 O.D.: Equivocal - Questionable presence of cysticercosis IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
0.51 O.D. or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to cysticercosis detected suggestive of current or past infection.
Interpretive Data
Seroconversion between acute and convalescent sera is considered strong evidence of recent infection. The best evidence for infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.

Patients with collagen vascular diseases, hepatic cirrhosis, schistosomiasis, and other parasitic infections can produce false-positive results. There is a strong cross-reaction between cysticercosis and echinococcosis positive sera. Confirmation of positive ELISA results by the cysticercosis antibody, IgG by Western blot is recommended.
Note
CPT Code(s)
86682
Components
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0055284Cysticercosis Ab, IgG by ELISA
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