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Filarial serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml 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 IgG to Wuchereria species - blood film may be more appropriate

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