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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Echinococcus Antibody
Code  Echinococcus Antibody.
CPT Code  86682
Last Modified  4/10/2018 11:13:00 AM
Test Name  Echino Ab.
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Gold or Red
Collection Volume  3.5 mL Gold, 4.0 mL Red
Storage  Frozen
Routine TAT  
Days Test Performed  
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  138768
Clinical Use  Antibody response is highly variable with respect to cyst location and individual response. If a current infection is suspected, it is suggested that a convalescent serum sample be submitted in three to five weeks. All positive serology samples should be confirmed using a more specific test method (CDC) due to cross-reactivity with Taenia solium (cysticercosis).
Reference Range  
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Serum,Frozen
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.5 mL
Special Handling  
Lab Notes  
Methodology  EIA - Enzyme Immunoassay
Limitations   Causes for Rejection:Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross contamination

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