Parasite serology: Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis - UKAS accredited test

Commercial ELISA used. The test utilises Schistosoma mansoni antigen, however, this does cross-react with other Schistosoma species. IgG antibodies are detected.




ELISA (in house verification)



Antibody levels may not be detected until 3 months post-exposure. In patients with a negative ELISA test up to 3 months but significant freshwater exposure, we would recommend further testing from 4 months after the last exposure.

Antibody levels may be positive for 18 months or longer post successful treatment.