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Toxocara serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric)

Please state exposure history and describe symptoms


Turnaround Time:

7-10 days

Serological daignosis of Toxocara canis infection

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: haemolysis

Reference Laboratory: Hospital of Tropical Diseases