Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Cysticercosis Serology

Test Name: Cysticercosis Serology
Alternate Name(s): Taenia solium Serology
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer
or
CSF
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube. (Minimum 1 mL of serum)

Collect a minimum of 1 mLs of CSF.

CSF sample paired with serum sample is recommended if Neurocysticercosis is suspected.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekly to the National Reference Centre for Parasitology
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
42 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2019-04-08
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: PARASRO must be ordered in lab or Infectious Disease Service
Comments: Adequate clinical and epidemiological information must accompany specimen.
Method of Analysis: Immunoblot (IB)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PARASRO->Special Processing
 
Referred To: National Reference Centre for Parasitology, Montreal by Public Health Ontario

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