Test Overview
Test Methodology

ELISA

Test Usage

Detection of intrathecally-produced organism-specific antibodies in CSF indicates central nervous system infection.

Reference Range *

<0.75

Test Limitations

Serum levels of organism-specific antibodies, blood-brain barrier integrity, and possible CSF contamination by blood should be considered when assessing CSF results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

4 - 10 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Synonyms
  • Taenia solium Antibody, CSF
  • Tapeworm Antibody, CSF
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FCAEC (Quest)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect CSF and place in a sterile tube or container. Refrigerate.

Normal Volume
1 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.1 mL CSF
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories; performed by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease.

Billing
CPT Code
86682
NY State Approved
No