The Strongyloides Ab IgG test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.
To aid in the diagnosis and confirmation of patients for whom a clinical suspicion of Strongyloides infection exists. Results for this test should not be used without correlation to clinical history or other data. Strongyloidiasis is caused by the intestinal nematode, Strongyloides, as it migrates from the skin to the intestines. These nematodes may exist as free-living larvae in warm, moist tropical climates, or as non-infective larvae that pass in the stool of infected individuals and become infective while in the soil of temperate environments. Strongyloides larvae enter the body by penetrating the skin and are carried through blood vessels to the lungs. The larvae travel from the lungs to the trachea and the pharynx, where they are swallowed and enter the intestines via the duodenum and upper jejunum.