Fasciola hepatica Ab

Keywords: Fasciola hepatica antibody

Specimen:

5-10 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Immunoassay.

Application:

To support the diagnosis of Fasciola hepatica infection, when suggested by findings at surgery or in conjunction with ova passed in stool.

See Ova cysts parasites faeces.

Interpretation:

A positive result for Fasciola hepatica antibodies indicates that infection has occurred at some time past or is still present.

False positive and negative results are not uncommon.

Reference:

O’Neill SM et al. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1999; 60: 749-751.