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Test ID BLOD0134 Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, Serum

Useful For

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of extraintestinal amebiasis, especially liver abscess

 

Serology may be particularly useful in supporting the diagnosis of amebic liver abscess in patients without a definite history of intestinal amebiasis and who have not spent substantial periods of time in endemic areas

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


Direct detection of Entamoeba histolytica in stool specimens is recommended to diagnose intestinal amebiasis. See OAP / Parasitic Examination or OAPNS / Ova and Parasite Exam, Non-Stool.



Shipping Instructions


 



Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86753

Reporting Name

E. histolytica Ab, S

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Secondary ID

9049
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
13048 E Histolytica AB, S