Taenia solium antigen (neurocysticercosis)

Which test do we use?

Taenia solium Ag ELISA. The test can be performed on serum and lumbal fluid.

Sampling instructions

For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum

Lumbal fluid
250 µl

Storage conditions

The serum/lumbal fluid can be sent at room temperature, but transport duration should be kept as short as possible (avoid transport over weekends or holidays).

Important advice

Bowel Taeniases must be determined by coprological examination.


Once 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’.


Ag-detection on serum: Yes
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


552016 / 552020

Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020