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Test ID: CYSWB    
Cysticercosis, IgG Antibody, Western Blot Assay, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The Western blot assay uses Taenia solium glycoprotein antigens bound to nitrocellulose strips that are incubated with patient sera. Bound antibodies are detected by the addition of enzyme anti-human IgG conjugate followed by its chromogenic substrate, which precipitates as a purple-colored band. Detection of antibodies to any of the 7 specific Taenia solium antigen bands (50, 42, 39, 24, 21, 18, 14, 13 kDa) is interpreted as a positive assay result.(Package insert: Cysticercosis Western Blot Assay Kit. Immunetics, Cambridge, MA; Wilson M, Bryan RT, Fried JA: Clinical evaluation of the cysticercosis enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot in patients with neurocysticercosis. J Infect Dis 1991;164:1007-1009)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Tuesday, Thursday; 8 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

5 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test