Cysticercus Antibody (IgG), ELISA, Serum

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Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.10 mL

Transport Container
Transport tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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


Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Fri; Report available: 2-5 days

Reference Range

Clinical Significance
Cysticercosis is a tissue infection with larval (cysticerci) cysts of the pork tapeworm T.solium in which the patient serves as an intermediate host for the parasite. The most common manifestation is neurocysticercosis which occurs when the larvae invade the central nervous system, often presenting as seizures, or chronic meningitis. Antibodies directed against other parasitic infections, particularly echinococcosis, may cross-react in the cysticercus IgG ELISA. Confirmation of positive cysticercus ELISA results by IgG antibody western blot is recommended.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-San Juan Capistrano, CA
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

Last Updated: November 29, 2021

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.