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Test Code SCHSAB Schistosoma Antibodies, IgG, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc

Methodology

Fluorescent Microscopy Immunoassay (FMI)
 

Reference Values

See Report

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86682

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Gold-top tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Useful For

This assay uses the microsomal fraction of adult S. mansoni worms (MAMA) as antigen, and is thus highly specific (99%) and sensitive (96%) for detection of infection caused by S. mansoni. Although the assay is also highly specific for infections caused by other Schistosoma species (S. japonicum, S. haematobium, S. mekongi), its sensitivity for these infections is lower (55%). Antibody levels do not correlate with intensity of infection.

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 5901171