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10663-3Filaria identified in Blood by Thick filmActive

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LP38168-8   Filaria identified
Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by thread-like roundworms of the Filarioidea type and spread by blood-feeding black flies and mosquitoes. Eight filarial nematodes use humans as their hosts: Lymphatic filariasis is caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori which occupy the lymphatic system; in chronic cases lead to the disease elephantiasis. Subcutaneous filariasis is caused by Loa loa (the eye worm), Mansonella streptocerca, and Onchocerca volvulus. These occupy the subcutaneous layer of the skin, in the fat layer. L. loa causes Loa loa filariasis, while O. volvulus causes river blindness. Serous cavity filariasis is caused by Mansonella perstans and Mansonella ozzardi, which occupy the serous cavity of the abdomen. Filariasis is diagnosed primarily through direct observation of microfilariae in the peripheral blood. Occult filariasis is diagnosed based on clinical observations and in some cases, by finding a circulating antigen in the blood. Another method of diagnosis is to examine a skin snip, which is particularly helpful in finding the dermis-residing M. streptocerca. Skin snips can be taken with a corneal-scleral punch or a scalpel and needle. The snips are then incubated in saline or an appropriate medium and then examined for microfilarae. Source: Regenstrief LOINC, CDC Lymphatic filariasi

Fully-Specified Name

Filaria identified
Thick film

Additional Names

Short Name
Filaria Bld Thick Film
Display Name
Filaria identified Thick film Nom (Bld)
Consumer Name Alpha
Filaria test, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0i
Last Updated
Version 2.21
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Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
丝虫属 已鉴定的:存在与否或特征标识:时间点:全血:名义型:厚涂片法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Filaria geïdentificeerd:identificator:moment:bloed:nominaal:dikkefilm
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Filaria Identifiées:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Nominal:Couche épaisse
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Filaria , Identifiés:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Nominal:Couche épaisse
fr-FRFrench (France)
Filaria identifié:Identification:Ponctuel:Sang:Résultat nominal:Frottis épais
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Filaria identifiziert:Nachweis oder Identität:Zeitpunkt:Blut:Nominal:Dickfilm
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Filaria , identificato:Prid:Pt:Sangue:Nom:Strato spesso
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
사상충 확인:존재:검사시점:전혈:명칭결과:두꺼운 도말
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Identificação de Filária:Ident:Pt:SgTotal:Nom:Esfregaço espesso
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
filaria identificada:presencia o identidad:punto en el tiempo:sangre:Nominal:película gruesa
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Filaria identificada:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Sangre:Nominal:Película gruesa
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Filaria identificado:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Sangre:Nom:gota gruesa
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Filaria tanımlanmış:MevcKimlik:Zmlı:Kan:Snf:Kalın film

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