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Strongyloides Antibody (IgG)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code STRONG
Test group Strongyloides
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample. Order Quest 66324P
Normal range Negative
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month
Turn around times Set up 2x per week, turnaround 5-7 days
Additional information The assay has been 88% sensitive and 80% specific, but may cross-react with antibody to Echinococcus species, hookworm, filaria, and Paragonimus species, though occult Strongyloides coinfection in patients infected with those organisms cannot be excluded.
CPT coding 86682-90
LOINC code 34376-4
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:37 AM
Entry Number 877
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