Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of Strongyloides infection. Positive results in patients from endemic areas may not represent active infection.

Mnemonic
STRONGY
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plain Red.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min. 0.3 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Bacterially contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Interval

Effective August 20, 2018

0.9 IV or less Negative - No significant level of Strongyloides IgG antibody detected.
1.0 IV Equivocal - The Strongyloides IgG antibody result is borderline and therefore inconclusive. Recommend retesting the patient in 2-4 weeks, if clinically indicated.
1.1 IV or greater Positive - IgG antibodies to Strongyloides detected, which may suggest current or past infection.

Interpretive Data

False-positive results may occur with prior exposure to other helminth infections. Testing low-prevalence populations may also result in false-positive results.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86682

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0099564 Strongyloides Antibody, IgG By ELISA 34376-4
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Aliases
  • Ova and Parasite Exam
  • Strongyloides IgG
Strongyloides Antibody, IgG by ELISA, Serum