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Cysticercosis serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: 5ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, Provide specific travel and exposure history with dates and length of stay, please state if rural areas visited and/or animal exposure

Turnaround Time: 7-10 days

Detection of antiboides to Taenia solium. Diagnosis typically requires both CNS imaging and serological testing.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Hospital for Tropical Diseases