Schistosoma antibodies

Which test do we use?

An IHA-test (total Ig) with adult worm extracts as antigen and an IgG ELISA with adult worm extract, enriched with egg antigen.

The tests are partly complimentary to each other and the combination of both raise the  sensitivity to about 90%.

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

Differentiation between the different schistosoma species is not possible.

Cross reaction with other trematodes is possible.


1-2x / week

Reference values

ELISA: < 1.00
IHA: < 1/160

Delivery time of the result

On average: 4 days


ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


ELISA: 551810 / 551821
IHA: 551810 / 551821


ELISA: 22536-7

IHA: 100129-6

Laatste wijziging op: 27/02/2023