Cysticercosis Antibody, IgG, by ELISA (CSF)

Sunquest Code:CYSAB  
Epic Code:LAB1083Epic Name:Cysticercosis Antibody IgG CSF
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.

The manufacturer has not determined the efficacy of this test when performed on CSF specimens. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by ARUP Laboratories.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Serum. Lipemic, hemolyzed, icteric, contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:55285 (CYST CSF)


Reference Range:

0.34 OD or less

Negative: No significant level of cysticercosis IgG antibody detected.

0.35-0.50 OD

Equivocal: Questionable presence of cysticerosis IgG. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.

0.51 OD or greater

Positive: IgG antibody to cysticercosis detected, which may suggest current or past infection.


Diagnosis of central nervous system infections can be accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intrathecally-produced specific antibody. Interpretation of results may be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive transfer of antibody from blood, and contamination via bloody taps.


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