Toxocara Antibody by ELISA

Abbrev Code:TOXCAB   
Order Code:LAB8017Order Name:Toxocara Antibody
Synonyms:Visceral Larva Migrans (VLM)
Methodology:Semiquantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Codes: 86682 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; testing is performed on Wednesdays and Saturdays; results are reported in 2-8 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Contaminated, heat inactivated, grossly hemolyzed, or lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum, serum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Frozen is also acceptable.
Stability:After separation from cells, 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3006066


Reference Range:< 9 U Negative: No significant level of Toxocara IgG antibodies detected. 9 - 11 U
Equivocal: Recommend repeat testing in 2-4 weeks.
>11 U Positive: IgG antibodies to Toxocara detected, indicating current or past infection. False-positive results due to infections with other helminths are possible.

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