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Test ID: FSCHS    
Schistosoma IgG Antibody, FMI (Serum)

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.




                <1.00   Antibody Not Detected

       > or = 1.00   Antibody Detected


This assay utilizes the microsomal fraction of adult S. mansoni worms (MAMA) as antigen, and is thus highly specific (99%) and sensitive (96%) for detection of infection caused by S. mansoni.  Although the assay is also highly specific for infections caused by other Schistosoma species (S. japonicum, S. haematobium, S. mekongi), its sensitivity for these infections is lower (55%).  Antibody levels do not correlate with intensity of infection.