ECHNO - Overview: Echinococcus Antibody, IgG, Serum

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Test Name

Test ID: ECHNO    
Echinococcus Antibody, IgG, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of antibodies to Echinococcus species, including E multilocularis and E granulosus


This assay can be used as a screening test for detection of antibodies to Echinococcus species, including Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis.


Positive results should be interpreted alongside clinical findings (eg, characteristic findings on imaging) and suitable exposure history.


A single negative result should not be used to rule out infection.


False-positive results may occur in individuals with other helminth infections or chronic autoimmune conditions.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Echinococcus Ab, IgG, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Hydatic disease
Cystic echinococcal disease
Alveolar echinococcal disease