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  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86682
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0055285Cysticercosis Ab, IgG by ELISA, CSF
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Aliases
  • Cysticercosis AB, ELISA (CSF)
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