Detection of intrathecally-produced organism-specific antibodies in CSF indicates central nervous system infection.
Serum levels of organism-specific antibodies, blood-brain barrier integrity, and possible CSF contamination by blood should be considered when assessing CSF results.
4 - 10 days
- Taenia solium Antibody, CSF
- Tapeworm Antibody, CSF
Collect CSF and place in a sterile tube or container. Refrigerate.
Test sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories; performed by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease.