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Strongyloides

Updated

1/26/2011

Other Names Strongyloidiasis
How to Order
Check “Other Sendout For” under Miscellaneous Serology on the  Virology/Immunology Request (form 42) and write in “Strongyloides Antibody”
Availability
All Clients; Requires completed CDC Form 50.34
Methodology
Serology performed at the CDC
Performed
Specimens are sent to the CDC weekly
Time to Reporting
2 to 4 weeks. Results released on day of receipt from the CDC
CPT Code
 
 



Specimen Collection Details

Collection
One 7 mL red top or serum separator tube (SST).
Optimal Volume
Blood:  5-7 mL; Serum: 1-2 mL
Minimum Volume
Blood:  3 mL; Serum: 1 mL
Handling
After blood clots, keep specimen refrigerated until transport. DO NOT FREEZE. If transport will take longer than 24 hours, serum should be separated from the clotted specimen.  If transport will take longer than 3 days, serum or plasma should be frozen @ -20° C or lower for transport.
Transport
Refrigerated within 3 days of collection, or frozen on dry ice if specimen will be received after 72 hours from collection.
Rejection Criteria
Specimens other than whole blood in a red top tube or serum are not suitable for testing.  Specimens that are contaminated, specimens received without proper patient identifiers on specimen tube and/or request form; and specimens received with requests without submitter information will be rejected.  Refrigerated specimens received at OSPHL more than 3 days after collection will not be tested.
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