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Test Code 6684 Echinococcus Antibody, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Missouri Public Health Laboratories


Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Plain red top

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL

Day(s) Test Set Up


Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available
Routine: approximately 4 weeks

Reference Values

Significant titer: ≥1:32
Sensitivity at ≤1:128 is 91%
Specificity at ≥1:128 is 83%
Up to 50% of patients with hydatid cysts in the lung or calcified cysts are seronegative.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

Not applicable

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Processing Instructions:
BJH Chemistry will forward to the performing laboratory. Centrifuge specimen. Transfer an aliquot of serum into plastic vial. Send in round mailers via courier to SLCH laboratory where they will be picked up by the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory.

Specimen Transport Temperature