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Test ID: TOXOC    
Toxocara Antibody, IgG, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Microtiter strip wells are precoated with synthetic Toxocara canis antigens to bind corresponding antibodies of the specimen. After washing the wells to remove all unbound sample material horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-labeled protein A conjugate is added. This conjugate binds to the captured Toxocara canis-specific antibodies. The immune complex formed by the bound conjugate is visualized by adding tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) substrate, which gives a blue reaction product. The intensity of this product is proportional to the amount of Toxocara canis-specific antibodies in the specimen. Sulfuric acid is added to stop the reaction. This produces a yellow endpoint color. Absorbance at 450 nm is read using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) microwell plate reader.(Package insert: Gold Standard Diagnostics Toxocara canis ELISA IgG Test Kit, Gold Standard Diagnostics, Davis, California 4-24-2014)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

5 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester