This is a direct hemagglutination test with red blood cells from sheep that are sensitized with Fasciola hepatica antigen . The sensitivity and specificity are 96 and 97% respectively (as indicated by manufacturer).
For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum
The serum can be sent at room temperature, but the duration of transportation must be reduced as much as possible (avoid weekends or holidays).
3 weeks after the infection, specific antibodies against Fasciola hepatica or Fasciola gigantica can be identified.
Once or twice per week
Depends on the total number of requested analyses. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
551810 / 551821
Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020