Institute of Tropical Medicine

Infectious serology: parasites

Worms

Organism Test Frequency Reference values
Echinococcus ELISA Once or twice per week negative
Echinococcus IHA Twice per week < 1/320
Echinococcus multilocularis ELISA Once per 2 weeks negative
Fasciola IHA Once or twice per week < 1/320
Filaria ELISA Once or twice per week negative
Schistosoma ELISA Twice per week < 1/160
Schistosoma IHA Twice per week negative
Taenia ELISA Once per week negative
Taenia solium antigen ELISA Once per week negative
Toxocara ELISA Once per week negative
Strongyloïdes ELISA Two or three times per week negative
Trichinosis ELISA Once per 2 weeks negative

Protozoa

Organism Test Frequency Reference value
Entamoeba histolytica IFAT Two or three times per week negative
Plasmodium falciparum IFAT Two or three times per week negative
Plasmodium vivax IFAT Two or three times per week negative
Plasmodium ovale IFAT Two or three times per week negative
Plasmodium malariae IFAT Two or three times per week negative
Trypanosoma gambiense IFAT Once per week negative
Trypanosoma gambiense CATT Once per week negative
Trypanosoma rhodensiense IFAT Once per week negative
Trypanosoma cruzi ELISA Once per 2 weeks negative
Leishmania DAT Once per week 1/6400

Minimum volume of serum needed for the proper execution of the analysis:

  • 1-2 analysis: 1 ml serum
  • 3-5 analysis: 2 ml serum
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