Echinococcus granulosus antibodies

Which test do we use?

  • IgG ELISA.
  • Indirect hemaggluttination test (total Ig)

Sampling instructions

For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum

Storage conditions

The serum can be sent at room temperature, but the duration of transportation must be reduced as much as possible (avoid weekends or holidays).

Important advice

When the cyst is located in the liver, the sensitivity of the serology is higher than in other places of the body (for example in the lungs).


ELISA: 1-2x / week
IHA: 2x / week

Reference values

ELISA: negative
IHA: < 1/320

Delivery time of the result

On average: 4 days


IHA: yes
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


551810 / 551821


ELISA: 22264-6

IHA: 48359-4

Laatste wijziging op: 13/01/2023