Schistosoma


Schistosoma EIA 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MPS0010A

CPT:  86682


Schistosoma IgG
Synonym(s): Qualitative Determination of IgG Antibodies to Schistosoma Spp. Using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Technique
Requisition Form G-2A
Test Description ELISA for the qualitative determination of antibodies to Schistosoma mansoni
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum
Minimum Volume/Size Required 500 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 specimens:

  • Ship all specimens overnight with enough cold packs or dry ice to maintain specimens at proper temperature until arrival at DSHS Laboratory.
  • Ship Monday-Thursday; avoid weekend deliveries.
  • Ship cold specimens overnight on ice packs if arriving at laboratory within 5 days from collection. 
  • Ship frozen specimens overnight on dry ice or on ice packs.   
  • Specimens must be received cold/frozen by the laboratory.
  • According to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49
  • Using universal precautions for infectious agents
  • Triple-contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents
  • As Biological Substance Category B
  • Additional forms & resources
Method ELISA for the detection of antibodies
Turn-around Time 6 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 on the basis of a single test result.

Last updated November 18, 2021