Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Adjunct in the diagnosis of trichinosis. Results should be used in conjunction with clinical, epidemiologic, and other laboratory tests.
Negative (reported as positive or negative)
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Antibodies to T. spiralis may not be detectable until 3 weeks after the onset of infection. A second specimen drawn 2-4 weeks after the first specimen is recommended in serologically negative patients with clinical symptoms of trichinosis.
2 - 6 days
- TRICHINELLA ANTIBODY, SERUM
Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.