Echinococcus (Hydatid disease)
Schedule: Daily (IFA Immunofluoresence)
Remarks: Immunological response to echinococcus parasite (hydatid disease) is highly variable with respect to cyst location and response od the patient. If a current infection is suspected, it is suggested that a convalescent serum sample be submitted in 3-5 weeks. A positive result must be confirmed, because of the cross-reactivity with Taenia solium (cysticercosis).