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ID:860 Schistosoma serology
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Description A genus of trematodes, Schistosoma, commonly known as blood-flukes and bilharzia, includes flatworms which are responsible for a highly significant parasitic infection of humans by causing the disease schistosomiasis, and are considered by the World Health Organization as the second most socioeconomically devastating parasitic disease, next only to malaria, with hundreds of millions infected worldwide
Indication
Additional InfoStool samples can be examined microscopically for parasite eggs (S. mansoni or S. japonicum) or urine (S. haematobium). The eggs tend to be passed intermittently and in small amounts and may not be detected, so it may be necessary to perform a blood (serologic) test.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation We do not advise repeat Schistosomal serology in less than one year, preferably 18 months, after treatment. Sensitivity and predictive values for this test apply to initial diagnosis only,not to post treatment follow up | samples. Positive results are reported as levels (bands of | optical density) from 1-9,level one being the lowest | positive.

DepartmentVirology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel Tube
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol4ml
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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT28 days
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT28 days
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 04/07/2017 11:11:42. Published By K Roberts on 04/07/2016 11:11:42.