Strongyloides EIA

Strongyloides EIA

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MPS0002A

CPT: 86682

Strongyloides EIA
Synonym(s):  Qualitative Determination of IgG Antibodies to Strongyloides stercoralis Using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Requisition FormG-2A 
Test Description ELISA is used to detect the presence of human antibodies to the Strongyloides antigen 
Pre-Approval NeededN/A 
Supplemental Information Required N/A 
Supplemental Form(s) N/A 
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human 
Sample/Specimen Type for TestingSerum 
Minimum Volume/Size Required500 µL 
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping 
  • Store serum cold (2°C to 8°C) if testing will occur within 5 days of collection.
  • Store serum frozen (– 20°C) if testing will occur after 5 days of collection.
Transport Medium N/A 
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements 
  •  Ship all specimens overnight with enough cold packs or dry ice to maintain specimens at proper temperature until arrival at DSHS Laboratory.
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handle as infectious agent using universal precautions.
  • Ship triple-contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents.
  • Ship Monday-Thursday; avoid weekend deliveries
  • Specimens must be received cold/frozen by the laboratory.
  • Additional forms & resources
Method ELISA for the detection of antibodies 
Turn-around Time6 working days 
Interferences/Limitations Bacterial contamination, icteric, lipemia, high bilirubin 
Common Causes for Rejection 
  • Insufficient quantity, 
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source, 
  • Improper shipping conditions, 
  • Expired media or collection container, 
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or 
  • Incomplete or missing submission form
Additional Information  Diagnosis of an infectious disease should not be established based on a single test result.

Last updated April 13, 2022