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Schistosoma Antibody

Updated

1/27/2011

Other Names Schistosomiasis
How to Order

Check the “Other Sendout For” on the Virology/Immunology Request Form (form 42) and write in “Schistosoma Antibody”

 
Availability

All clients; Requires completed CDC Form 50.34

Methodology

​Enzyme Immunoassay, Immunoblot

Performed

​Specimens are sent to 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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