An ELISA-test with microtiter strips sensitized with somatic antigens of Acanthocheilonema vitae.
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 transport duration should be kept as short as possible (avoid transport over weekends or holidays).
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.
1-2x / week
On average: 4 days
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
551810 / 551821
Laatste wijziging op: 13/01/2023