Cysticercus Antibody, ELISA (CSF) [34164X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL CSF submitted in a sterile, plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.1 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tue, Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range

Clinical Significance
Cysticercosis is caused by infection with the larval form (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. Clinical manifestations of cysticercosis most commonly result from the lodging of cysticerci in brain and neural tissue. Common symptoms of neurocysticercosis include seizures and convulsions. Antibodies from other parasitic infections, particularly echinococcosis, may cross-react in the cysticercus IgG ELISA. Confirmation of positive ELISA results by the Cysticercus IgG Antibody Western blot is recommended.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.