Giardia antibodies, serum

Alphabetical Test listing

Giardia antibodies, serum-994

  
Giardia antibodies, serum
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Human anti-Giardia lamblia antibody panel
  
Serum
  
  
3.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  
  1. Allow tube to sit for 30 minutes
  2. Centrifuge at 3000 rpm for 10 minutes
  3. Transfer serum to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp)
  4. Freeze
  
  

Frozen (preferred) - 5 weeks

Refrigerated - 7 days

 

  
  • Specimens with bacterial or fungal contamination
  • Specimens outside of listed stability
  
BioAgilytix via LabCorp (800605): R-NX
  
24+ days
  

Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

  

IgA: < 22.2 U/mL

IgG: < 28.3 U/mL

IgM: < 25.0 U/mL

  

Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by Giardia lamblia. Once a person has been infected with Giardia, the parasite lives in the intestine and is passed in the stool. Giardia is found is soil, food, and water that have been contaminated with the feces of infected animals. Because the organism is protected by an outer shell, it can survive outside the body in the environment for long periods of time.

Because it is spread worldwide, it has become one of the most important causes of chronic diarrhea. Despite the fact that it is a luminal pathogen, it evokes both systemic and local immune responses. Studies have found that about 86% of infected individuals develop serum antibodies against Giardia lamblia, most notably IgG and IgA.

 

  
86674 x 3
  
Result:
800603 Giardia Lamblia IgG Antibody 40713-0
800606 Giardia Lamblia IgM 40714-8
800612 Giardia Lamblia IgA 9658-6
  
05/29/2019
  
06/23/2021
  
05/18/2020