Cysticercosis Antibody, IgG by ELISA (CSF)
0055285
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CYST CSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 24 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.  Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
0.51 O.D. or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to cysticercosis detected, which may suggest current or past infection.  
Interpretive Data
Diagnosis of central nervous system infections can be accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intrathecally-produced specific antibody. Interpretation of results may be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive transfer of antibody from blood, and contamination via bloody taps.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86682
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0055285Cysticercosis Ab, IgG by ELISA, CSF35391-2
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Aliases
  • Cysticercosis AB, ELISA (CSF)
  • Taenia solium Antibody
  • Taenia solium Antibody CSF
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