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Test Code:
090-41-1503-01

Order Name:
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, Stool **

 
Useful For:

Entamoeba histolytica are intestinal parasites that infect a half billion people worldwide annually. Of those infected, most are infected with the non-pathogenic E. dispar, which has not been associated with disease.  It is estimated that approximately 10 % of the half billion people infected each year are infected with the pathogenic E. histolytica. These individuals become symptomatic and develop colitis and liver abscesses.

 
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
 
Test List In Profile:
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen
 
AliasesName:
E. histolytica Ag
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-41-1503-01

Order Name:
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, Stool **

 
Patient Preparation:
N/A
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Collect 2 grams of fresh unpreserved stool in sterile container. Send specimen frozen.
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Fecal
 
Sub Mission Container:
Sterile stool container
 
Rejection Criteria:
Stool in preservative; Carey-Blair Transport Media, rectal swabs; diaper specimens; liver abscess
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Fecal  :  Frozen (preferred)  7 days
Fecal  :  Refrigerated  (2 - 8 C)  48 hours
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-41-1503-01

Order Name:
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, Stool **

 
Method detail:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
 
Schedule:
N/A **Sent out to MAYO, USA
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 14 days
 
Performing Location:
MAYO Laboratory
Referral Lab Services, Laboratory Department 14160-2
 
Specimen Retention Time:
Frozen (preferred)  7 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-41-1503-01

Order Name:
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, Stool **

 
 
Clinical Information:

Entamoeba histolytica are intestinal parasites that infect a half billion people worldwide annually. Of those infected, most are infected with the non-pathogenic E. dispar, which has not been associated with disease.  It is estimated that approximately 10 % of the half billion people infected each year are infected with the pathogenic E. histolytica. These individuals become symptomatic and develop colitis and liver abscesses.

Limitations: Extraintestinal amebiasis is frequently found without trophozoites or cysts in stool: patients may have a negative stool antigen result.

 
Reference Value:

Entamoeba histolytica Antigen: Not Detected

The Entamoeba histolytica Antigen EIA test detects only the antigen of the pathogenic E. histolytica; the non-pathogenic E. dispar is not detected.

 
Interpretation:

Entamoeba histolytica Antigen: Not Detected

The Entamoeba histolytica Antigen EIA test detects only the antigen of the pathogenic E. histolytica; the non-pathogenic E. dispar is not detected.

 
Clinical Reference:
www.mayomedicallaboratories.com (Retrieved: 24 Jan 2019)