Toxocara Antibody
Label Mnemonic: TOXCAB
Epic Lab Code: LAB4174
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1.0 mL serum from red top tube
Absolute Minimum: 0.15 mL serum from red top tube
Rejection Criteria:
Heat-inactivated or contaminated specimens.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
0.299 OD or less: Negative - No significant level of Toxocara IgG antibody detected. 0.300-0.500 OD: Equivocal - Questionable presence of Toxocara IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful. 0.501 OD or greater: Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to Toxocara detected, suggestive of a current or past infection.
Methodology:
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Code:
86682