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Trichinella spiralis Antibody, IgG

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code TRICG
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method ELISA
Container type Gold top, Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
Processing notes Order Quest # 34321X
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Trichinosis
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times Run once per week. Turnaround 2-8 days
Additional information The Trichinella IgG ELISA employs an excretory-secretory antigen to reduce nonspecific reactivity; however, crossreactivity with other parasite antigens (e.g., strongyloides, filarial, malaria) may occure. The assay should be considered a screening test for Trichinella exposure; diagnosis of trichinosis requires a compatible patient history and supporting pathologic findings.

For examination of biopsy samples contact Anatomic pathology.
CPT coding 86784-90
LOINC code 32768-4
Last Updated 3/14/2011 12:18:38 PM
Entry Number 948
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