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Serum/Plasma Specimens - Antibody Detection Tests Offered at CDC

Disease Organism Test Acceptable Specimens
Amebiasis Entamoeba histolytica Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) Serum or plasma separated from cells
Babesiosis Babesia microti
Babesia sp. WA1
Immunofluorescence (IFA) Serum or plasma separated from cells
Baylisascariasis Baylisascaris procyonis Immunoblot Serum or plasma separated from cells or CSF
Chagas disease Trypanosoma cruzi IFA, EIA, Immunoblot Serum or plasma separated from cells
Cysticercosis Larval Taenia solium Immunoblot Serum or plasma separated from cells or CSF
Echinococcosis Echinococcus granulosus Immunoblot Serum or plasma separated from cells
Fascioliasis Fasciola hepatica Immunoblot Serum or plasma separated from cells
Filariasis Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi EIA Serum or plasma separated from cells
Malaria Plasmodium falciparum
P. malariae
P. vivax
IFA Serum or plasma separated from cells
Paragonimiasis Paragonimus westermani Immunoblot Serum or plasma separated from cells
Schistosomiasis Schistosoma sp.
S. mansoni
S. haematobium
S. japonicum

FAST-ELISA/Species specific immunoblots

Serum or plasma separated from cells
Strongyloidiasis Strongyloides stercoralis EIA Serum or plasma separated from cells
Toxocariasis Toxocara canis EIA Serum or plasma separated from cells or vitreous fluid
Trichinellosis (Trichinosis) Trichinella spiralis EIA Serum or plasma separated from cells

 

For additional information about these tests or how to submit specimens to CDC for testing, see http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/index.html.

For information about serology tests that are not available at CDC, please contact the CDC Parasitic Diseases Hotline at (404) 718-4745.

DPDx is an education resource designed for health professionals and laboratory scientists. For an overview including prevention and control visit www.cdc.gov/parasites/.

  • Page last reviewed: May 3, 2016
  • Page last updated: November 15, 2016
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