Fasciola hepatica serology

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Fasciola hepatica serology-994

April 22, 2022

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Fasciola hepatica serology
Liver fluke
Parasite serology


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

2.0 mL
0.2 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), labelled as serum

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


Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen - 8 weeks

Ambient - NO

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

Antibody detection, Immunoblot, Western blot


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