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Trichinella IgG Antibody

Order Name TRICH IGG
Test Number: 5560285
Revision Date 01/30/2017
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Trichinella IgG Antibody
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay 32723-9 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1mL (0.1mL) Serum Clot Activator SST Room Temperature
Instructions STABILITY: Room temperature: 5 Days; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Wed 
Expected TAT Reports 1-2 days following set up  
Clinical Use The ELISA technique for the detection of trichinella IgG antibody offers significant improvements in sensitivity compared to the widely-used Bentonite Flocculation (BF) and Latex Agglutination (LA) tests. An excretory-secretory antigen is employed to reduce nonspecific reactivity; however, crossreactivity with other parasitic antigens (e. g., strongyloides, filaria, malaria) may occur. Such crossreactivity is usually associated with results in the equivocal range. The trichinella antibody ELISA must be considered a screening test for trichinella exposure. The diagnosis of trichinosis requires a compatible patient history and supporting pathologic findings. 
Notes 1/30/2017 This is the suggested alternative test to recently deactivated Malaria Antibody, IgG (3659600).
CPT Code(s) 86784
Lab Section Reference Lab