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Filariasis - serology - serum

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Eurofins Biomnis code

FIL

Synonyms

  • Mansonella perstans
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Filaria
  • Loa loa filariasis

Clinic significance

Parasitic infections due to nematode filaria which are very common in the Tropics. Diverse diseases are caused by the different species:
- Wucheraria bancrofti and Brugia malayi reside in lymphatic vessels and cause elephantiasis;
- Loa Loa resides in subcutaneous connective tissue and can induce edematous swellings;
- Onchocerca volvulus causes subcutaneous nodules and can progress to blindness.
Serology is useful for Onchocerciasis and Loaiasis diagnosis. This test offers a poor detection of lymphatic filariasis and may be subject to crossed-reaction with strongyloides, echinococcus and anisakiasis. It does not allow a species diagnosis.
Diagnosis must be made by microfilariae detection in dermic juice (onchocerciasis) or in blood (other filariasis) according to their periodicity.
Definitive diagnosis depends on detecting microfilaria in a slit-smear (onchocerciasis) or in the blood (other forms or filariasis).

Pre-analytical

  • 1 mL
  • serum (do not use 10 mL tube)
  • Refrigerated

Methodology

Enzyme-immunoassay

Turn around Time

1 week


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Lyon
Specialty
Infectious
Contact(s)
Dr Gérard PERAZZA
Dr Anne OVIZE
Phone(s)
+334 72 80 23 18
+334 72 80 73 05

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