Cysticercosis Antibody, IgG by ELISA (CSF)
Ordering Recommendation

Detect the presence of CSF IgG antibodies to T. solium if clinical suspicion of cysticercosis exists.

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens. 
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.

Compliance 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.

Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0055285Cysticercosis Ab, IgG by ELISA, CSF35391-2
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