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Toxocara Antibody IgG by ELISA

Components

Name Method Department Units
Toxocara Antibody Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Send Out OD

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 week(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Reasons for Rejection

  • Bacterial contamination
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Wrong collection tube

Comments

Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

CPT Code

  • 86682