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Trichinella Antibody

Trichinosis, T. spiralis Antibody, ARUP #50787, EPIC: LAB6167, SOFT: XTRCN

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 0.5 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.05 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.


Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 year

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.


Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.


Monday, Thursday.
Results available in 2-9 days.

Reference Range

None Detected.

Test Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay.

Clinical Utility

Trichinosis is an infection by the nematode Trichinella spiralis that is transmitted by uncooked or contaminated meat; primarily pork (also bear and rat). Diarrhea is the most common symptom associated with intestinal infection with adult worms. Subsequently, during systemic invasion by larvae, fever, perorbital swelling, muscle pain and swelling, and pulmonary symptoms and rash develop.

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