Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: MPS0010A
||Qualitative Determination of IgG Antibodies against Schistosoma mansoni by Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
|Supplemental Information Required
|Performed on Specimens from (sources)
|Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
|Minimum Volume/Size Required
|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.
- 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 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
||Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
||6 working days
- Interference observed with hemolytic, lipemic and icteric samples.
- Bacterial contamination, heat-inactivation, or repeated freeze-thaw cycles may affect results.
|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
||Diagnosis of an infectious disease should not be established based on a single test result. Diagnosis of schistosomiasis should be based on clinical history, signs, and symptoms in conjunction with diagnostic results.