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Trypanosoma cruzi - serology - serum

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Eurofins Biomnis code

TRYPA

Synonyms

  • South American trypanosomiasis
  • Chagas disease - serology
  • Trypanosoma
  • Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies
  • Trypanosomiasis - serology

Clinic significance

A flagellated protozoan with a tropism for the blood and tissues which is transmitted by reduviid bugs. Causes American trypanosomiasis or Chagas' disease which is characterized by an erythematous nodule at the site of inoculation followed by undulating fever, myocarditis and multiple lymphadenopathy. The infection can become chronic causing cardiac manifestations, neurological problems and megaesophagus and megacolon. In the acute phase, trypanosomes can be directly detected by microscopic examination of blood (a smear or ideally a thick drop). In pauciparasitic and chronic forms of the disease, serological analysis can be useful but results must be interpreted with caution because cross-reactions are common.

Pre-analytical

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

Methodology

Indirect immunofluorescence

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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