Pathology Handbook

Parasite antibodies

Synonyms

Parasite serology

Test Includes

Tests for antibodies to various parasites, dependent on the clinical and other information given

Clinical Indications

None

Request Form 

Request via ICE

Availability

On request during routine working hours; reference laboratory test (HTD)

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection
Please state date of return, duration and exact destination(s) of any recent travel, whether European or elsewhere

Turnaround Time

7-10 days

Specimen

Serum, red or gold top (SST) tube

Volume

7 ml

Container

Vacutainer red top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled / inadequately labelled sample 
Leaking sample
Insufficient clinical information given

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4ºC; send to the Reference Laboratory (HTD)as soon as possible. Second aliquot stored at -40°C for 3 months from date of receipt