|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
REFERENCE RANGE: <1.00
<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.