Echinococcus Antibody (IgG), EIA with Reflex to Western Blot
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Reference Range: Negative
Test Performed by: Focus Diagnostics, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Detection of serum antibodies to Echinococcus plays an important role in the diagnosis of hydatid disease, since infected individuals do not exhibit fecal shedding of Echinococcus eggs. Serum antibodies may remain detectable for years after cyst removal. Serologic crossreactivity between Echinococcus and Cysticercus may occur.