Strongyloides Serology


Test Information

Test Name

Strongyloides Serology

Synonyms

Strongyloideiasis

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Clinical history required

Processing Information

Registration Code

STRO (see notes)

Notes

  • Serological testing is available to detect occult infection with Strongyloides stercoralis, for patients who have resided in endemic regions and are now about to undergo immunosuppression. Test code STRO.
  • To diagnose gastroenteritis or suspected systemic strongyloidiasis, please send faeces for detection of eggs and adult worms. Test code FAE, send to PLBOP Microbiology.

Alternative Specimen

Plain tube


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

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