How does filariasis affect your body

 Filaria spp. (Antibody detection)Implementing department:Section Tropical MedicineIndication for examination:

In case of clinical suspicion in patients from endemic areas

Procedure:IIFTSuitable material:serumQuantity:

500 µl

Sample vessel:

Serum tubes

Storage until transport:Room temperatureTransport time:after sampling (post transport possible)Duration of the examination:approx. 4 hoursFrequency of the examination in the laboratory:

Depending on the urgency, at least once a week

 

Loa loa, Mansonella perstans, Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi

(microscopic pathogen detection)Implementing department:Tropical Clinical Medicine SectionIndication for examination:If clinically suspected in patients from endemic areas and / or if the filarial serology is positiveProcedure:Detection of microfilariae in the blood:
- Fülleborn concentration method
- blood smear
- Big dropsSuitable material:

EDTA blood   IMPORTANT: When taking blood, it should be noted that, depending on the species, microfilariae can only be detected periodically in the peripheral blood. Therefore, please contact us by phone before taking a blood sample.

Tel .: 06221 / 56-22999Quantity:

6-8 ml

Sample vessel:

EDTA tubes

Storage until transport:Room temperatureTransport time:after sampling (post transport possible)Duration of the examination:approx. 3 hoursFrequency of the examination in the laboratory:

working days

 Onchocerca volvulus (Pathogen detection)Implementing department:Section Tropical MedicineIndication for examination: When clinically suspected in patients from endemic areas or for prolonged exposure in an endemic area.Procedure:microscopic pathogen detection in the skin snipSuitable material:

Detection of microfilariae in the skin in: Onchocerciasis Microfilariae can only be detected in the skin using a special procedure (skin snip). If you suspect, please introduce the patient to our outpatient department.

Appointments under Tel .: 06221 / 56-22999Quantity:

not applicable

Sample vessel:

not applicable

Storage until transport:

not applicable

Transport time:

not applicable

Duration of the examination:1-2 daysFrequency of the examination in the laboratory:

Mon-Thu (except Friday)