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ECHINOCOCCOSIS (HYDATID DISEASE) SEROLOGY

Item Value
Approval req'd? yes, Microbiology Laboratory Medicine Resident
Available Stat? No
Test code ECHS
Performed by? Reference Laboratory - ARUP web page for Echinococcus Antibody, IgG, serum test details.
Sendout? yes
Price range $
Method EIA
Synonyms Hydatid Disease Serology; Echinococcus Antibody, IgG;
Additional information Hydatid cyst in the lung and calcified cysts are less frequently detected by serological tests than active cysts in the liver. Antibody may persist for years after surgical removal of hydatid cyst. False positive reactions may occur in persons with other helminthic infections, cancer, or chronic immune disorders.

Testing not performed on CSF
CPT coding 86682
Last Updated 8/23/2010 8:33:59 AM
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