Microfilariae enrichment

Which test do we use?

Microscopy after Knott concentration (hemolysis and centrifugation) and Carazzi coloration, identification of the species and microfilaria count.

Sampling instructions

3,3 ml of EDTA blood

Important advice

Preferably procure the sample during the time the microfilariae circulate in large quantities in the periferal blood  (nocturne-diurne periodicity).

Frequence

Daily

Reference values

Negative

How soon can you expect results?

Depends on the total number of requested analyses. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.

Accredited

Yes
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED

RIZIV-code

550815 / 550826

Laatste wijziging op: 02/09/2019