Cysticercosis ELISA Kit is an Enzyme Immunoassay for Qualitative determination of anti-Taenia Solium Antibodies in Human Serum.
Contents of Kit
1. Microwell Strips (96 wells)
2. Specimen Diluent
3. Washing Buffer Concentrate (100x)
4. Enzyme Conjugate
5. TMB Solution(11 mL)
6. Stop Solution
7. Negative Control
8. Low Position Control
9. High Positive Control
10. Well holder
1. Store the kits at 2-8°C and keep microwells in a dry bag with desiccants.
2. Unopened reagents are stable until expiration of the kit. The TMB Solution should be colorless. If the solution turns blue, it must be replaced.
Cysticercosis, the harboring of the larval form (cysticerci) of Taenia, may involve any tissue of organ but are often associated with the central nervous system. Presence of the cysticerci in the brain may cause increased cranial pressure, seizure and altered mental states. Cysticercosis is acquired by ingestion of Taenia solium eggs and is rare in the most developed countries but endemic in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Most cases of cysticercosis in the developed countries are associated with immigrants from developing countries.
Diagnosis of cysticercosis usually requires multiple methods such as radiography and serology. Although use of cyst vesicular antigen has helped to increase its sensitivity and specificity, significant cross reactions with other diseases is still a problem. Specimens which test positive by serology should be confirmed by a more specific test method such as the immunoblot or other non-serological method.