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Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, Serum

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Test ID

AMOE

LAB1313 DHVD

 

Reporting Name

E. histolytica Ab, S

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

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.

CPT Code Information

86753

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SAM E. histolytica Ab, S 22285-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9049 E. histolytica Ab, S 22285-1

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.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

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