Filaria antibodies

Which test do we use?

An ELISA-test with microtiter strips sensitized with somatic antigens of Acanthocheilonema vitae.

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 transport duration should be kept as short as possible (avoid transport over weekends or holidays).

Important advice

The routine serological tests are group specific analyses and have to be interpreted as an addition to parasitological analysis. A positive result suggests an infection with a Filaria species. Cross-reactivity with other nematodes and Echinococcus granulosus is common.


Once or twice per week

Reference values


How soon can you expect results?

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