Fasciola hepatica serology

Alphabetical Test listing

Fasciola hepatica serology-994

  
Fasciola hepatica serology
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Parasite serology
Liver fluke
  

Presence of parasite antibodies

Antibody detection assays are particularly useful in

  • The early stages of infection before eggs are produced (egg production typically begins at least 3 to 4 months after exposure)

  • Chronic infection when egg production is sporadic or low

  
Serum
  
  
2.0 mL
  
  1. Allow specimen to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer 2.0 mL of serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)
  

The parasite specific antibody must be indicated in the order and on the MDH requisition form.

  

Refrigerated (preferred) -

Ambient (OK) -

Frozen - NO

  
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via MN Department of Health (MDH): R-NX
  
Varies
  

Enzyme immunoassay (EIA), Immunoblot, or IFA

  

Fascioliasis is infection with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica, which is acquired by eating contaminated watercress or other water plants.

Clinical manifestations include abdominal pain and hepatomegaly. Diagnosis is by serology or detection of eggs in stool, duodenal aspirates, or bile specimens.

  
No CPT/charge
  
10/18/2021
  
10/18/2021