Strongyloides Antibody (IgG) : 1015358

Test Code
STRONQ or 1015358

CPT Codes
86682

Instructions
Serum separator tube or plain red.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube and transport. If plain red, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL serum (Min: 0.5 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday

Report Available
1-4 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Limitations
Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode found in tropical and subtropical regions. Because of low larval densities in feces, stool examination is a relatively insensitive diagnostic test; antibody detection offers increased sensitivity. Patients with latent infections who are immunosuppressed or receiving immunosuppressive therapy are at risk of life-threatening hyperinfection. Significant crossreactivity may be observed in other helminth infections.

Reference Range
Negative

Clinical Significance
Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode found in tropical and subtropical regions. Because of low larval densities in feces, stool examination is a relatively insensitive diagnostic test; antibody detection offers increased sensitivity. Patients with latent infections who are immunosuppressed or receiving immunosuppressive therapy are at risk of life-threatening hyperinfection. The assay shows 80% sensitivity and 80% specificity compared to the CDC assay. Significant crossreactivity may be observed with filarial and other nematode infections.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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