CYST - Clinical: Cysticercus Antibody, ELISA (CSF)

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Test Name

Test ID: CYST    
Cysticercus Antibody, ELISA (CSF)

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: <0.75


Interpretive Criteria:    

                                    <0.75  Antibody Not Detected

                            > or = 0.75  Antibody Detected


Diagnosis of central nervous system infections can be

accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intrathecally-

produced specific antibody. Interpretation of results may

be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive

transfer of antibody from blood, and contamination via

bloody taps.


Antibodies to other parasitic infections, particularly echinococcosis,

may crossreact in the cysticercus IgG ELISA. Confirmation of positive

ELISA results by the cysticercus IgG antibody Western blot is thus